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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From a total of 102 patients, 60 (58.8%) were positive for antibodies against Varicella zoster virus by complement fixation test, 30 (29.4 %) were positive by ELISA and 12 (11.7%) were positive on Immunofluorescence testing.
Complement fixation test. Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay.
Serological tests include ELISA, immunofluorescence tests, complement fixation test, haemagglutination and western blot.
Although complement fixation test (CFT) and mallein test are officially recognized by OIE for international trade of equidae [3], species specific biasness of the test and need of technical expertise are the major limitations of these assays.
These birds were evaluated for the presence of antibodies against Chlamydophila psittaci by complement fixation test and C.

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