agglutination test meaning

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Noun: agglutination test
  1. A blood test used to identify unknown antigens; blood with the unknown antigen is mixed with a known antibody and whether or not agglutination occurs helps to identify the antigen; used in tissue matching and blood grouping and diagnosis of infections

Derived forms: agglutination tests

Type of: blood test

Tests that are dependent on the clumping of cells,microorganisms,or particles when mixed with specific antiserum. (From Stedman,26th ed)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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