Definition of complement fixation test in English:

complement fixation test

Syllabification: com·ple·ment fix·a·tion test

noun

Medicine
A test for infection with a microorganism that involves measuring the amount of complement available in serum to bind with an antibody-antigen complex.
More example sentences
  • Influenza A and B antibodies were measured using the complement fixation test.
  • Using a complement fixation test with an antigen derived from a freshly cultured strain of unencapsulated H influenzae, an investigation of 74 patients with chronic bronchitis showed no change in antibody levels during exacerbations.
  • Other methods like immunoelectroosmophoresis and modified complement fixation test were developed, but they lacked sensitivity.

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