neutralisation test

neutralisation test

Pseudomedicine
A test of uncertain validity used by clinical ecologists (practitioners of so-called environmental medicine) to identify various conditions, in particular, environmental disease. The neutralisation test consists of either subcutaneous injection or sublingual placement of the allegedly offending substances (e.g., formaldehye, toluene), and evaluating reactions thereto; the substances are then “neutralised” with lower doses of the same substances. Some clinical ecologists diagnose illness and identify noxious substances by crystals, pendulums, galvanometers, and other devices of questionable diagnostic efficacy.
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Development of a virus neutralisation test to detect antibodies against Schmallenberg virus and serological results in suspect and infected herds.
Blood samples from the three were sent to the International Reference Laboratory in Australia, where a 100 per cent accurate virus neutralisation test was used.
Development of a fluorescent antibody virus neutralisation test (FAVN test) for the quantitation of rabies-neutralising antibody.