serologic test

a laboratory test involving seroreactions (precipitin reaction, agglutination, complement fixation, etc.), especially one measuring serum antibody titer.

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  • fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test — FTA ABS test; a highly specific treponemal antigen serologic test for syphilis; patient serum is absorbed with other treponemes to remove nonspecific antibodies, then reacted with a strain of Treponema pallidum fixed to a glass slide; specific… …   Medical dictionary

  • precipitin test — noun : a serologic test using a precipitin reaction to detect the presence of a specific antigen; specifically : a criminological test determining the human or other source of a blood stain show by a precipitin test that this is dog blood Erle… …   Useful english dictionary

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