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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.
seroconversion/se·ro·con·ver·sion/ (-con-ver´zhun) the change of a seronegative test from negative to positive, indicating the development of antibodies in response to immunization or infection.
Development of antibodies in blood serum as a result of infection or immunization.
se′ro·con·vert′ (-vûrt′) v.
Etymology: L, serum, whey, conversio, turned about
a change in serological test results from negative to positive as antibodies develop in reaction to an infection or vaccine.
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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n change of serologic test results from negative to positive because of antibodies that develop in reaction to a vaccine or infection.
Development of detectable specific antibodies in the serum due to infection.
n a blood test in which the amount of time required for the blood to change from seronegative to seropositive is indicative of specific diseases.
the development of antibodies to an infectious organism in response to natural infection or to the administration of a vaccine.