agglutination test

agglutination test
agglutination test n any of several tests based on the ability of a specific serum to cause agglutination of a suitable system and used in the diagnosis of infections, the identification of microorganisms, and in blood typing compare WIDAL TEST

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(for presence of antibody) cells containing antigens to a given antibody are mixed into the solution being tested; agglutination indicates presence of the antibody. See also agglutination reaction and latex agglutination t.

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