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complement-fixation test

[ kom-pluh-muhnt-fik-sey-shuhn ]
/ ˈkɒm plə mənt fɪkˈseɪ ʃən /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
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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British Dictionary definitions for complement-fixation test

complement fixation test

noun
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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