CAMP Test- Principle, Procedure, Types, Results, Uses, Limitations


CAMP test is a simple and rapid biochemical test that can help identify certain bacteria based on their ability to produce a specific protein called CAMP factor. The test is mainly used to differentiate Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus) from other beta-hemolytic streptococci. It can also be used to identify some gram-positive rods that produce CAMP factor, such as Listeria monocytogenes, Rhodococcus equi, and some Corynebacterium species.