agglutination test

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agglutination test a blood test used to identify unknown antigens; blood with the unknown antigen is mixed with a known antibody and whether or not agglutination occurs helps to identify the antigen; used in tissue matching and blood grouping and diagnosis of infections
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Usage

In literature:

Test the vibrio isolated against the serum of an animal immunised to the Vibrio cholerae for agglutination.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
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In news:

Detection of bacterial antigens in body fluids with the Wellcogen Haemophilns influenzae b, Streptococcus penumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis (ACYW135) latex agglutination tests.
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