Method for detecting biological activity in a body fluid

  • US 4,632,902 A
  • Filed: 01/03/1985
  • Issued: 12/30/1986
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/20/1981
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for detecting biological activity in a body fluid sample which may contain antimicrobial material wherein:

  • (a) a growth medium is inoculated with a body fluid sample(b) the inoculated growth is cultured under conditions conducive to the occurrence of normal metabolic processes for a period of time sufficient to cause production of metabolic byproducts, and(c) the metabolic byproducts are monitored to detect biological activity,(d) the improvement comprising incorporating into said growth medium an effective amount of a resin capable of isolating any antimicrobial material present in said body fluid sample without hindering biological activity during said culturing period.

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