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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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DHF was labeled on the presence of plasma leak manifesting as either change of hematocrit [greater than or equal to] 20% from baseline or accumulation of fluid as pleural effusion or ascites, documented by ultrasound in serologically confirmed Dengue patients and DSS with rapid and weak pulse and narrow pulse pressure 17cm.
The isolates were further confirmed serologically by agar gel precipitation test as described by (Heddleston et al.
The inoculums were used for transmission of PVY while symptoms on mechanically inoculated plants were observed weekly and further confirmed serologically.
Ghanem: Several studies, including the only randomized trial addressing this issue, (2) show that HIV-positive patients are slightly less likely to respond serologically to syphilis treatment than people without HIV.
Diagnosis of dengue fever is made serologically on the basis of the detection of antibodies to dengue virus.
13 October 2011 - US Alvine Pharmaceuticals Inc reported on Tuesday promising Phase IIa data which demonstrated ALV003's ability to attenuate gluten-induced intestinal mucosal injury in serologically negative celiac disease patients maintained on a gluten-free diet for one or more years.
In the current pilot study 42 patients with serologically confirmed chronic hepatitis C were treated for 12 weeks with 160 mg of birch bark extract (BBE) (standardised to 75% betulin and 3.
The isolates were serologically typed and found to belong to Penner group 0:19.
Most experts agree that a serologically or molecularly confirmed D-variant blood donor should be classified as D positive and a recipient as D negative.
Although these variables have not been definitively established, the findings of a retrospective comparison of the clinical indications and laboratory results of children who presented to the emergency department with serologically confirmed Lyme arthritis and those who presented with septic arthritis identified a negative history of fever, knee involvement, and normal C-reactive protein (CRP) levels as important predictors of Lyme arthritis (Pediatrics 2009; 123:959-65).
that were serologically positive for Salmonella pullorum were released into this reserve, which hosts dense populations of free-living parrots and macaws.
According to MOH National Campaign for the prevention of AlKhumra Hemorrhagic Fever, the virus (genus Flavivirus, AHFV) was recently identified as the agent of a viral hemorrhagic fever in Saudi Arabia and characterized serologically and genetically as a variant genotype of Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV).