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seropositive

Syllabification: se·ro·pos·i·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌsirōˈpäzədiv
 
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Definition of seropositive in English:

adjective

Medicine
Giving a positive result in a test of blood serum, e.g., for the presence of a virus.
Example sentences
  • One female and 3 male patients were seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus infection.
  • Several tests have been developed or are being investigated for testing seropositive individuals post-seoconversion to detect recent infections.
  • It is unclear whether this virus is a cause of pneumonia or merely latently reactivated, because virtually all adults are seropositive for the virus.

Derivatives

seropositivity

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌpäziˈtivitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Individuals with hepatitis A seropositivity were not significantly different from those without such seropositivity with respect to frequency of daily exposure, wounds, use of protective equipment, or smoking status.
  • However, in the chronic stage the circulating level of trypomastigotes is too low to be detected and therefore seropositivity is used as evidence of infection.
  • The seropositivity for these viral markers was evaluated in 400 haemophilics in a 5-year survey starting from 1995.

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