Widal test

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Wi·dal test

 (vē-däl′)
n.
A test of blood serum that uses an agglutination reaction to diagnose typhoid fever.

[After Fernand Widal (1862-1929), French physician.]
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Noun1.Widal test - a test for detecting typhoid fever and other salmonella infectionsWidal test - a test for detecting typhoid fever and other salmonella infections
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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