Wassermann test

Wassermann tests

Definitions of Wassermann test
  1. noun
    a blood test to detect syphilis; a complement fixation test is used to detect antibodies to the syphilis organism treponema; a positive reaction indicates the presence of antibodies and therefore syphilis infection
    synonyms: Wasserman reaction, Wassermann
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    complement fixation test
    a blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test
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