sheep cell agglutination test


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sheep cell agglutination test

 (SCAT)
a laboratory test for infectious mononucleosis. When the antibody level of a person with this disease reaches a certain level, a sample of his blood will cause agglutination of sheep erythrocytes. If there is agglutination of these cells in concentrations up to 1:28, the findings are considered positive for infectious mononucleosis.

sheep cell agglutination test (SCAT),

a test for the presence of the rheumatoid factor in blood serum, using red blood cells of sheep that have been sensitized with rabbit antisheep erythrocyte immune globulin. The globulin will be agglutinated if the serum contains the rheumatoid factor. Also called Paul-Bunnell test, Rose-Waaler test, sheep red cell agglutination test.
A passive hemagglutination test of largely historic interest formerly used to detect rheumatoid factors—RFs

sheep cell agglutination test

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SCAT

A test for rheumatoid factor in serum. Sheep erythrocytes sensitized with rabbit antisheep erythrocyte immune globulin will be agglutinated if serum containing the rheumatoid factor is added.