agglutination test


agglutination test
noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑blood test
Hyponyms: ↑heterophil test, ↑Widal test, ↑Widal's test

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noun
: 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 grouping — compare widal test

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