agglutination


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Synonyms for agglutination

a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)

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the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution

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When a red cell suspension of the same blood group is now added to this mixture, there is no agglutination, due to previous inhibition of the antiserum.
([dagger]) Leptospira agglutination titer [greater than or equal to] 1:200 but <1:800 by microscopic agglutination test for [greater than or equal to] 1 serum specimens.
Slide agglutination test is most suitable and cost effective test for this purpose and is being used in diagnostic labs(Barrow et al.
The antibody screen test involves incubating the patient's plasma with commercially available RBCs, in the presence of low-ionic strength solutions (LISS) or polyethylene glycol (PEG), which are used to optimize agglutination reactions.
Repeat Brucella agglutination titer at three months fell to 1:160 and turned negative after nine months.
After incubation, the tubes were centrifuged briefly and observed for agglutination or hemolysis.
The data revealed low prevalence (2.2%) of the disease in the area and this prevalence was lower than previously reported (3.97%) and (8.5%) positive cases in cattle and buffalo using Rose Bengal plate test and serum agglutination test by Faqir (1991), who also reported the presence of brucellosis in cattle and buffalo in the same area after screening 680 animals and (8.5%) positive cases in buffalo and cattle by Muhammad et al.
The method used for finding the baseline titre was Widal tube agglutination test.
Three immunological detection methods, including precipitation reactions, agglutination reactions, and enzyme immunoassays, were employed to determine antigen-antibody-binding activity and to assess the effects of oxidative stress on total serum antioxidant capacity in the immune system.
This phenomena most often occurs in a patient's extremities, resulting in hemolysis and agglutination, and presents clinically as pallor, tachycardia, syncope, hypotension, and dyspnea (secondary to anemia), with red-brown urine and icterus (secondary to hemolysis), and cyanotic extremities (secondary to RBC sludging in the peripheral microvasculature).
Microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is the gold standard for diagnosis of leptospira infection in dogs (Chappel et al., 2004).
The agglutination is a clumping reaction between specific antibodies and a particulate antigen, such as erythrocytes or bacterial cells suspension, and it is usually applied in the study of adaptive immune responses to evaluate the antibody production (Plumb and Areechon, 1990; Chen and Light, 1994; Yildirim et al., 2003).
In the blood bank, the result is expressed as the inverse of the highest serum dilution which causes macroscopically visible agglutination. In the example below (Table 1), a doubling dilution is used and tube 8 is the last tube to show visible agglutination.
Serological diagnosis is usually performed using a tube agglutination test (TAT), a rapid slide agglutination test, and a gel immunodiffusion test [2-4].