Widal test (slide & tube) procedure

Widal test is still a common way of diagnosing enteric fever cases in several countries. Although tube agglutination is the standard, some manufacturers have adapted it for slide agglutination. This video shows qualitative as well as quantitative test on a kit that can be used for both slide as well as tube agglutination. Procedure displayed here is as per manufacturer’s directions. Procedure of tube agglutination test varies across kits. Kits designed exclusively for tube agglutination have different procedures.