a test to determine the presence of proteins (chiefly globulins) in the spinal fluid, by adding one drop of spinal fluid to 1 mL of solution (for example, carbolic acid crystals in distilled water, cresol, or pyrogallic acid); the reaction varies from a faint turbidity to a dense "milky" precipitate according to the degree of protein content.
Synonym(s): Pandy test
Pandy,Kalman, Hungarian neurologist, 1868-1945.
Pandy reaction - a test to determine the presence of proteins in the spinal fluid. Synonym(s): Pandy test
Pandy test - Synonym(s): Pandy reaction
a screening test for globulin in the cerebrospinal fluid; a positive result is an indication of inflammation in the central nervous system.