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Etymology: L, serum, whey; Gk, logos, science
pertaining to the branch of medicine concerned with the study of blood sera.


, serological (sēr'ŏ-loj'ik, -ăl)
Relating to serology.


(sē-rol′ŏ-jē) [″ + Gr. logos, word, reason]
The scientific study of fluid components of the blood, esp. antigens and antibodies.
serologicserological (sēr-ŏ-loj′ĭk) (sēr-ŏ-loj′ĭ-kăl), adjective


pertaining to or emanating from serology.

serological test
one involving examination of blood serum usually for antibody.
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To summarize, 2 guidelines (ACG and BSG) recommend duodenal biopsy as a mandatory test in addition to the serological studies for diagnosis of CD, while 2 other guidelines (ESPGHAN and WGA) do not make duodenal biopsy mandatory for the diagnosis of CD and according to these, positive serological tests for relevant antibodies are enough for diagnosis of CD.
The diagnostic sensitivity of serological tests may be low when they are used in cases of acute toxoplasmosis (GYIMESI et al.
Before 2006, Q fever serological diagnostic testing available to our facility was the complement fixation method.
Later in 1963 during a study on 120 patients of DLE, Rowell found distinct clinical and serological findings in 4 female patients having EM-like lesions, positive RF, positive anti-SjT (analogous to anti-Ro/La antibody) and speckled pattern of ANA.
Aside from mutations in S gene region, the presence of heterologous subtype-specific antibodies, superinfection with a new (second) hepatitis B virus (HBV) strain, occult HBV reactivation and false positivity for anti-HBs are the other factors considered to be associated with this serological pattern.
It is for these reasons that alternative strategies including serological and molecular methods have been developed for the diagnosis of brucellosis.
Table 2 shows that, in the group medical records, respondents who had dental treatment, thalassemia, hemophilia, and blood transfusion do not have a correlation with hepatitis C serological status.
RESULTS: Of the total 233 serum samples tested, 78 samples turned positive for one or more of three serological markers.
The investigation provides documentation of the serological problem and the identification of a blood group variant.
The most important finding of the 2012 survey is the decrease in the percentage of transfusion services performing a serological weak D test on patients who test negative by direct agglutination with anti-D reagents (from 58.
Reliability and precision continues with the CAPP Harmony serological pipettes which are ideal for cell culture and tissue culture labs.
The title of his thesis was "Epidemiological Haematological and Serological Studies of Leptospirosis in Dogs and Humans at High Risk in and Around Lahore City".