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the change of a serologic test from negative to positive, indicating the development of antibodies in response to infection or immunization.
Development of detectable specific antibodies in the serum as a result of infection or immunization.
Development of antibodies in blood serum as a result of infection or immunization.
se′ro·con·vert′ (-vûrt′) v.
seroconversionImmunology The development of antibodies detectable in the serum, after exposure to a particular organism or antigen, in a person who was previously immunologically 'naive' for–ie, previously unexposed to a particular antigen; seroconversion may indicate current infection–and transmissibility of a pathogen–eg, HIV-1–seroconversion to p24 and/or p41 antibody production or HBV–seroconversion to surface antibody-HBsAb or e antibody–HBeAb production. See Seropositive. Cf Seronegative.
The process by which, after exposure to the etiologic agent of a disease, the blood changes from a negative to a positive serum marker for that specific disease.
The change from HIV-negative to HIV-positive status during blood testing. Persons who are HIV-positive are called seroconverters.
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Development of detectable specific antibodies in the serum due to infection.