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Agglutination Test

Definition of the noun agglutination test

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  1. 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
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic term: blood test = a serologic analysis of a sample of blood
    • more specific terms:
      • heterophil test = a blood test to detect heterophil antibodies that agglutinate sheep red blood cells
      • Widal's test / Widal test = a test for detecting typhoid fever and other salmonella infections

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Google previewAtlas of Immunology, Second Edition (2003)

by Julius M. Cruse, MD, PhD, Robert E. Lewis

Slide agglutination test refers to the aggregation of particulate antigen such as red blood cells, microorganisms, or latex...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1921)

by Casey Albert Wood

Its results more closely parallel those of blood cultures than do those of the agglutination test. If the 0phtha.lmic reaction can establish these claims it needs no other recommendation to secure its general acceptance into clinical use.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

is a latex agglutination test used for confirmatory identification to the genus level of C. jejuni, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition (2009)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

indirect hemagglutination test Refer to passive agglutination test. indirect immunofluorescence The interaction of unlabeled antibody with cells or tissues expressing antigen for which the antibody is specific ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

test seepassive agglutination test (below). microscopic a. test a testwhichrequires ortypically utilizes microscopic examination to detect the agglutination. passive a.testan agglutination reaction in which a soluble antigen ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

lateral vaginal wall smear latex agglutination for bacterial antigen latex agglutination test latex agglutination-inhibition test latex fixation test latex flocculation test latex screen latex slide agglutination test LATS hormone assay LATS hormone ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Agglutination Test See agglutination reaction. Agglutinin An antibody or substance capable of causing the clumping or agglutination of bacteria, cells, or inanimate particles. Agglutinogen Any cell surface antigen that can induce the production ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections of Man and Domesticated Animals (2001)

by M. W. Service, R. W. Ashford

Antigens used for these tests usually consist either of whole trypanosomes ( agglutination test, fluorescent antibody staining technique) or soluble extracts of trypanosomes (indirect haemagglutination test, complement fixation test, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

A mixed agglutination test is used to identify isoantigens in which the aggregates formed by agglutination contain two different kinds of cells having common antigenic determinants. This method can be applied on bloodstained fibers.

Google previewThe Lupus Encyclopedia (2014)

A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families by Donald E. Thomas, Jr.

See Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption Test and TreponemaPallidum Particle Agglutination Test Treponema Pallidum Particle Agglutination Test ( TPPA).

Google previewDictionary of Health Education (2009)

by David Bedworth, Albert E Bedworth

AGGLUTINATION TEST 1. Clumping test. 2. A pregnancy test in which the presence of the chorionic gonadotropic hormone q.v. is detected in the urine of a pregnant q.v. woman. AGGLUTININ 1.

Google previewOrthopaedic Dictionary (1994)

by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide

Latex Agglutination Test (lä'teks/ah-gloo"ti-nā' shun/test) (n.) See Latex Fixation Test. Latex Fixation Test (la'teks/fik-så'shun/test) (n.) A serologic study used in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Antigen-coated latex particles agglutinate ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

agglutination test N. blood test used to identify unknown antigens. A sample with the unknown antigen is mixed with a known antibody; whether or not agglutination ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

sheep cell agglutination test (SCAT), a test for the presence of the rheumatoid factor in blood serum, using red blood cells of sheep that have been sensitised with rabbit ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

in certain applications CFT, complement fixation test; ELISA, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay; 2ME, 2 mercaptoethanol; MRT, milk ring test; RBT, rose bengal test; SAT, serum agglutination test; SDTH, skin delayed type hypersensitivity.

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