serologic test


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serologic test

 [sēr″o-loj´ik]
any laboratory test involving serologic reactions, such as precipitin reaction, agglutination, or complement fixation, especially any such test measuring serum antibody titer.
serologic test for syphilis (STS) any test for serum antibodies indicative of Treponema pallidum infection. There are two types, nontreponemal antigen tests and treponemal antigen tests; the term is occasionally used with reference only to the former.

serologic test

Etymology: L, serum, whey, testum, crucible
any diagnostic test made with serum.

serologic test

Lab medicine A test that measures components–eg, antibodies, complement, and reactions–eg, complement fixation, agglutination, precipitation, etc, that reflect immune status, especially antibody titers. See Seroconversion.

se·ro·lo·gic test

(sēr'ŏ-loj'ik test)
Any diagnostic test based on detection of an antibody or antigen.

se·ro·lo·gic test

(sēr'ō-loj'ik test)
Any diagnostic test in which serum (blood) is used.
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