Weil-Felix test

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Weil-Fe·lix test

(vīl fā'liks),
a test for the presence and type of rickettsial disease based on the agglutination of X-strains of Proteus vulgaris with the suspected Rickettsia in a patient's blood serum.
Synonym(s): Weil-Felix reaction

Weil-Fe·lix test

, Weil-Felix reaction (vīl-fā'liks test, rē-ak'shŭn)
A test for the presence and type of rickettsial disease based on the agglutination of X-strains of Proteus vulgaris by rickettsiae in a patient's serum.

Weil-Felix reaction

, Weil-Felix test (vīl-fā′lĭks)
[Edmund Weil, Austrian bacteriologist, 1880–1922; Arthur Felix, Ger. bacteriologist, 1887–1956]
The agglutination of certain Proteus organisms caused by the development of Proteus antibodies in certain rickettsial diseases.

Felix,

Arthur, Polish bacteriologist, 1887-1956.
Weil-Felix reaction - Synonym(s): Weil-Felix test
Weil-Felix test - see under Weil, Edmund

Weil,

Edmund, Austrian physician, 1880-1922.
Weil-Felix reaction - Synonym(s): Weil-Felix test
Weil-Felix test - for the presence and type of rickettsial disease. Synonym(s): Weil-Felix reaction