[ kom-pluh-muhnt-fik-sey-shuhn ]
/ ˈkɒm plə mənt fɪkˈseɪ ʃən /
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a test for diagnosing an infectious disease by detecting the presence of antibody in the blood, based on the fixing of a known quantity of complement to the antigen being tested and the specific antibody that combines with it. Abbreviation: CFT
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Origin of complement-fixation test
First recorded in 1910–15
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How to use complement-fixation test in a sentence
At a later period, however, the complement fixation test is almost invariably positive.Commercialized Prostitution in New York City|George Jackson Kneeland
The complement fixation test is like a Wassermann reaction, but the antigen should be polyvalent.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
Consequently what is sought in the complement-fixation test is a specific amboceptor.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
The Committee made inquiries from competent witnesses as to the present position of the complement fixation test in gonorrhœa.Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922)|Committee Of The Board Of Health
British Dictionary definitions for complement-fixation test
complement fixation test
med a serological test for detecting the presence of a specific antibody or antigen, used in the diagnosis of syphilis, etc
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