latex agglutination test

latex agglutination test n a test for a specific antibody and esp. rheumatoid factor in which the corresponding antigen is adsorbed on spherical polystyrene latex particles which undergo agglutination upon addition of the specific antibody called also latex fixation test, latex test

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latex fixation test (for presence of antibody) a type of agglutination test in which antigen to a given antibody is adsorbed to latex particles and mixed with a solution to observe for agglutination of the latex.

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