While searching for step by step guides to hemagglutination assays, I found this forum. This is my first post here! My question might sound strange to you:
I am a former aerospace engineer now working in the field of laboratory robotics (i.e. I have no clue about experimentation and antibodies etc). We are looking for applications which can be conducted by robots, and are trying to automate hemagglutination assays at the moment.
A book is ordered, but at the moment I am trying to find an assay kit for hemagglutination tests. I am not able to decipher all the antibodies and terms. Do you know of a Kit which is, for example, used for education which I can buy?
My second question is: A biologist told me that the last step in the assay is to turn the plate to detect the agglutination in the well with a given dilution. Why do you need to turn the plate? Pictures show that there is either a transparent but homogenous color or a red dot in the center and transparent liquid around. Why do biologists turn the plate?
Are there any step-by-step guides to that assay online? (Otherwise I hope for the ordered book)...
Last: I am not even sure if this is the right place to post my question?
It is quite difficult to get started with such topics as an engineer, therefore I look forward to your answers. Thank you very much in advance for your help!