complement fixation test

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complement fixation test

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(Medicine) med a serological test for detecting the presence of a specific antibody or antigen, used in the diagnosis of syphilis, etc
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Noun1.complement fixation test - a blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test
Wasserman reaction, Wassermann test, Wassermann - a blood test to detect syphilis; a complement fixation test is used to detect antibodies to the syphilis organism treponema; a positive reaction indicates the presence of antibodies and therefore syphilis infection
blood test - a serologic analysis of a sample of blood
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Complement fixation tests have now been replaced by ELISA methods.
Key words: Seroprevalence, Complement fixation tests, Equidae, glanders.

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