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serology

 [se-rol´ah-je]
originally, the study of the in vitro reactions of immune sera, e.g., precipitin, agglutination, and complement fixation reactions. Currently, the term is used to refer to the use of such reactions to measure serum antibody titers in infectious disease (serologic tests), to the clinical correlations of the antibody titer (the serology of a disease), and to the use of serologic reactions to detect antigens (such as hla antigens). adj., adj serolog´ic.

se·rol·o·gy

(sē-rol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of science concerned with serum, especially with specific immune or lytic serums; to measure either antigens or antibodies in sera.
[sero- + G. logos, study]

serology

/se·rol·o·gy/ (sēr-ol´ah-je) the study of antigen-antibody reactions in vitro.serolog´ic

serology

(sĭ-rŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. serolo·gies
1. The science that deals with the properties and reactions of serums, especially blood serum.
2. The characteristics of a disease or organism shown by study of blood serums: the serology of acquired immune deficiency syndrome; the serology of mammals.

se′ro·log′ic (sîr′ə-lŏj′ĭk), se′ro·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
se′ro·log′i·cal·ly adv.
se·rol′o·gist n.

serology

[sirol′əjē]
Etymology: L, serum + Gk, logos, science
the branch of laboratory medicine that studies blood serum for evidence of infection by evaluating antigen-antibody reactions in vitro. Also called immunology. serologic, serological, adj.

serology

The study of antigen-antibody reactions–eg, past or present infection. See Hepatitis B serology, HIV serology.

se·rol·o·gy

(sēr-ol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of science concerned with immune phenomena as observed in blood and other body fluids and tissues.
[sero- + G. logos, study]

serology

The branch of laboratory medicine concerned with the investigation of blood SERUM with special reference to its antibody (immunoglobulin) content. Detection of antibodies and ANTIGENS is of considerable medical importance especially in diagnosis.

serology

the branch of biological science that is concerned with the study of SERUMS.

Serology

The analysis of the contents and properties of blood serum.
Mentioned in: AIDS Tests

serology

the conduct of antigen-antibody reactions in vitro.
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