the binding of complement to immune complexes or to certain foreign surfaces, as those of invading microorganisms.
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The complement fixation tests were all performed in duplicate as a check on any possible errors in technique.Commercialized Prostitution in New York City | George Jackson Kneeland
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 complement-fixation reaction will often clear up an apparently obscure diagnosis.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield