bentonite flocculation test


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ben·ton·ite floc·cu·la·tion test

an obsolete flocculation test for rheumatoid arthritis in which sensitized bentonite particles are added to inactivated serum; the test is positive if half of the particles are clumped while the other half remain in suspension.

ben·ton·ite floc·cu·la·tion test

(ben'tŏn-īt flok'yū-lā'shŭn test)
A procedure measuring rheumatoid arthritis in which sensitized bentonite particles are added to inactivated serum; the test result is positive if half of the particles are clumped while the other half remain in suspension.

bentonite

a naturally occurring pure clay capable of absorbing much moisture and swelling considerably. Used as a compacting and dispersing agent in the manufacture of fodder pellets and cat litter. Chemically and nutritionally inert.

bentonite flocculation test
a superseded test for hydatidosis in humans.
sodium bentonite
used as a binder in pellet manufacture. A refined form of clay.
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