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n. pl. se·rol·o·gies
1. The science that deals with the properties and reactions of serums, especially blood serum.
2. The characteristics of a disease or organism shown by study of blood serums: the serology of acquired immune deficiency syndrome; the serology of mammals.

se′ro·log′ic (sîr′ə-lŏj′ĭk), se′ro·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
se′ro·log′i·cal·ly adv.
se·rol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.serological - of or relating to serology


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The blood center evaluates the discrepancy using serological and molecular immunohematology techniques.
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D degree in Parasitology as he completed his thesis titled 'Epidemiological, Serological, Haematological and Therapeutic Studies on Ovine Mematodiasis in Three Ecological Zones of Baluchistan' under the supervision of Prof Dr Kamran Ashraf.
Surveillance for low pathogenicity avian influenza virus (LPAIV) infections has primarily relied on labor-intensive collection and serological testing of serum, but for many poultry diseases, easier-to-collect yolk samples have replaced serum for surveillance testing.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Washington School of Public Health and McGill University found use of serological tests in India resulted in more DALYs (years of healthy life lost to premature death and illness), more secondary infections, and more false-positive diagnoses of TB, compared to the use of microscopic sputum smear analysis or culture.
Cattle are the maintenance host for some of the serovars, thus serological surveys of cattle in the world has found thah relatively high percentages of the sera had antibodies against numerous leptospiral serovars, but sheep has been accepted as accidental or incidental hosts for the most leptospiral serovars [6,36].
Histological and serological tumor markers, and gene expression, and their clinical usefulness in cancers.
This poses difficulties for serological diagnostic assays that detect antibodies, as the levels are apparently too low for detection in many of these patients.
Conventional serological tests are done based on the presence of antibodies and they take up to two to six weeks to give the correct result.
The authors recommend that all patients with seizures of recent onset should have a CT or MRI brain scan--also if a patient has a positive serological result to exclude NCC.