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seropositive

 [se″ro-poz´ĭ-tiv]
showing positive results on serologic examination; showing a high level of antibody.

se·ro·pos·i·tive

(sē'rō-poz'i-tiv),
Containing antibody of a specific type in serum; used to indicate presence of immunologic evidence of a specific infection (for example, Lyme disease, syphilis) or presence of a diagnostically useful antibody (for example, rheumatoid arthritis with rheumatoid factor).

seropositive

/se·ro·pos·i·tive/ (-poz´ĭ-tiv) showing positive results on serological examination; showing a high level of antibody.

seropositive

(sîr′ō-pŏz′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Indicating a positive reaction to a serological blood test, especially one testing for the presence of antibodies.

se′ro·pos′i·tiv′i·ty n.

seropositive

[-pos′itiv]
Etymology: L, serum, whey, positivus
a serological test with positive results.

seropositive

Immunology The presence of antibodies or other immune markers in serum, that indicate prior exposure to a particular organism or antigen. Cf Seronegative.

se·ro·pos·i·tive

(sēr'ō-poz'i-tiv)
Containing antibody of a specific type in serum; denoting the presence of immunologic evidence of a specific infection or presence of a diagnostically useful antibody.

se·ro·pos·i·tive

(sēr'ō-poz'i-tiv)
Containing antibody of a specific type in serum.

seropositive (sir´ōpoz´itiv),

n serologic evidence of the presence of an antibody of a specific type in the serum; diagnostically useful in identifying many types of viral diseases.

seropositive

showing positive results on serological examination, i.e. an animal with detectable serum antibodies to a particular microorganism.
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Samples were considered seropositive if they were confirmed as positive at a dilution of [greater than or equal to] 1:40.
Significantly more seropositive arthralgia patients who did not develop RA had elevated levels of IgA (25%) and IgG anti--P.
5 million person-years in NHS II, there were 563 confirmed cases of new-onset seropositive rheumatoid arthritis and 320 cases of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.
In the year 2002-03 only 11 seropositive patients were detected which gradually increased in number over the years as shown in figure 1.
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3,373 (29%) were seropositive and referred for care, and this was associated with younger age.
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As has been demonstrated previously in southern Africa, the utility of both treponemal and non-treponemal serological tests for the diagnosis of primary syphilis is questionable, (16) since many patients with primary syphilis are seronegative (especially by the RPR test), while others with ulcerations caused by other organisms are seropositive (especially by the FTA-ABS test) as a result of previously treated treponemal infections.
Although numerous investigations have assessed the diagnostic value of serologic testing for celiac disease, examination of what happens to seropositive patients in clinical practice remains underreported.