sheep cell agglutination test


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sheep cell agglutination test

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a laboratory test for infectious mononucleosis. When the antibody level of a person with this disease reaches a certain level, a sample of his blood will cause agglutination of sheep erythrocytes. If there is agglutination of these cells in concentrations up to 1:28, the findings are considered positive for infectious mononucleosis.
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A passive hemagglutination test of largely historic interest formerly used to detect rheumatoid factors—RFs
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sheep cell agglutination test

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SCAT

A test for rheumatoid factor in serum. Sheep erythrocytes sensitized with rabbit antisheep erythrocyte immune globulin will be agglutinated if serum containing the rheumatoid factor is added.
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