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serology

 [se-rol´ah-je]
originally, the study of the in vitro reactions of immune sera, e.g., precipitin, agglutination, and complement fixation reactions. Currently, the term is used to refer to the use of such reactions to measure serum antibody titers in infectious disease (serologic tests), to the clinical correlations of the antibody titer (the serology of a disease), and to the use of serologic reactions to detect antigens (such as hla antigens). adj., adj serolog´ic.

se·rol·o·gy

(sē-rol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of science concerned with serum, especially with specific immune or lytic serums; to measure either antigens or antibodies in sera.
[sero- + G. logos, study]

serology

/se·rol·o·gy/ (sēr-ol´ah-je) the study of antigen-antibody reactions in vitro.serolog´ic

serology

(sĭ-rŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. serolo·gies
1. The science that deals with the properties and reactions of serums, especially blood serum.
2. The characteristics of a disease or organism shown by study of blood serums: the serology of acquired immune deficiency syndrome; the serology of mammals.

se′ro·log′ic (sîr′ə-lŏj′ĭk), se′ro·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
se′ro·log′i·cal·ly adv.
se·rol′o·gist n.

serology

[sirol′əjē]
Etymology: L, serum + Gk, logos, science
the branch of laboratory medicine that studies blood serum for evidence of infection by evaluating antigen-antibody reactions in vitro. Also called immunology. serologic, serological, adj.

serology

The study of antigen-antibody reactions–eg, past or present infection. See Hepatitis B serology, HIV serology.

se·rol·o·gy

(sēr-ol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of science concerned with immune phenomena as observed in blood and other body fluids and tissues.
[sero- + G. logos, study]

serology

The branch of laboratory medicine concerned with the investigation of blood SERUM with special reference to its antibody (immunoglobulin) content. Detection of antibodies and ANTIGENS is of considerable medical importance especially in diagnosis.

serology

the branch of biological science that is concerned with the study of SERUMS.

Serology

The analysis of the contents and properties of blood serum.
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serology

the conduct of antigen-antibody reactions in vitro.
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However, whether the serial serological testing can be used as a prognostic index is still controversial.
Of the 100 goats sampled on the farm in question, 44 tested positive for Brucella on serological testing.
Monitoring compliance to children on a GFD is best accomplished by close follow-up, diet histories, symptom histories, and repeat serological testing for anti-tissue transglutaminase levels in children diagnosed with celiac disease and elevated IgE to wheat in children with diagnosed wheat allergies.
8,23-25) When IgA deficiency exists, serological testing using IgG class EMA and anti-tTG are recommended to be measured.
Serological testing using tTGA, and possibly EMA, should be performed in patients with persistent gastrointestinal symptoms, a family history of celiac disease, or other associated conditions, especially autoimmune diseases.
It may be due to under diagnosis and treatment on empirical grounds as the facilities of serological testing, gastric endoscope and histopathology of intestinal biopsy are still lacking even in tertiary care centers.
Although this is established now that PCR testing of sera can generate more positive results than serology and recommended that PCR from serum samples together with serological testing could be used as rapid screening and confirmation strategy for human brucellosis (Zerva et al.
The researchers report in CMAJ, the Canadian Medical Association's journal, that serological testing for yellow fever in serum was positive for immunoglobulin M (IgM) but not for IgG.
This association between celiac disease and IgA deficiency complicates serological testing for celiac disease.
Serological testing included hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc), hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) and hepatitis early (e) antigen HBeAg) and antibody (anti-HBe) using the Axsym assay with the MEIA methodology (Abbott Laboratories, Ill.
Thus, no serological testing was performed on the baby during his stay in the nursery.