mixed agglutination reaction

mixed ag·glu·ti·na·tion re·ac·tion

immune agglutination in which the aggregates contain cells of two different kinds but with common antigenic determinants; when used to identify isoantigens, the test cells are exposed to appropriate isoantibody, washed, and then mixed with indicator erythrocytes that combine with free sites on the test cell-attached isoantibody.

mix·ed ag·glu·ti·na·tion re·ac·tion

(mikst ă-glū'ti-nā'shŭn rē-ak'shŭn)
Immune agglutination in which the aggregates contain cells of two different kinds but with common antigenic determinants; when used to identify isoantigens, the test cells are exposed to an appropriate isoantibody, washed, and then mixed with indicator erythrocytes that combine with free sites on the test cell-attached isoantibody.
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Methods for assessment of ASAB can be categorized into: 1) direct methods to detect the presence of ASAB on sperm (sperm mixed agglutination reaction [sMAR], immunobead test [IBT]) or; 2) agglutination tests using donor sperm (gelatin agglutination test, tray agglutination test [TAT], radiolabeled agglutinin assay).
These include tray slide sperm agglutination, mixed agglutination reaction, sperm immobilization, sperm cytotoxicity, ELISA, indirect immunofluorescence, radiolabeled antiglobulin, immunobead binding, and flow cytometric sperm antibody.