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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Antibody titer of the sample, for both Pasteurella multocida and FMD virus, was determined by Complement Fixation Test (CFT).
8%) were positive for antibodies against Varicella zoster virus by complement fixation test, 30 (29.
These birds were evaluated for the presence of antibodies against Chlamydophila psittaci by complement fixation test and C.
The indirect and competitive ELISA (I-ELISA and C-ELISA), the complement fixation test (CFT) and the fluorescence polarization (FPA) have the lowest detection threshold for this class of antibodies (NIELSEN & DUNCAN, 1990).
Conventional methods of antibody detection are immunodiffusion, complement fixation test, indirect haemagglutination test, and countercurrent immunoelectrophoresis (2-4).

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