antiserum

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antiserum

blood serum containing antibodies against a specific antigen, used to treat or provide immunity to a disease

antiserum

[′an·tē‚sir·əm]
(immunology)
The serum component of blood that contains antibodies specific to one or more antigens.
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Of the 201 isolates, 169 (84%) were serotyped with the available (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,14,17,19,20,22, 23,34) antisera.
If the repeated UIFE shows no evidence of reactivity with antisera against immunoglobulin heavy chains, bound or free [Kappa], or bound or free [Lambda] light chains in the region of the suspicious band, obtaining a quantitative urine B2M level may be helpful.
An assumption, which could result in false positive or negative results, was made concerning the blood standards and antisera used (Eisele 1994: 11): that the protein concentration was 60g/L.
Rare antisera are used by hospital blood banks and reference laboratories to confirm the presence of specific antigens on donors' or patients' red blood cells helping to ensure the right blood is given to the right patient, thus avoiding significant transfusion reactions.
The second atypical serotype reacted with monovalent anti-IV type antisera but not the group-specific antisera, and it agglutinated with MASF B-specific and MASF IV-1 E1037-specific antibodies.
However, the broadness of the peak and the unequal reactivity with the different antisera suggests molecular heterogeneity.
8] In some cases, there may also be a lack of commutability of values assigned to an RM used with different assay methods and antisera, even though the values were properly assigned for the method used in the value transfer.
Cross-reactivity between the major and hypoallergen components was observed in immunoblotting and crossed-immunoelectrophoresis and fused-rocket immunoelectrophoresis using rabbit antisera to the purified major and hypoallergens, suggesting that the hypoallergen carries a dominant epitope of the major allergen.
This analysis uses reactions between rabbit antisera and the saliva to measure cotinine.
Since entering the US market with our range of ABO Rh and rare antisera, we have been welcomed by the blood banking community who have appreciated our innovative, high-quality and cost-effective products.
The system allows for standard or customer dilution protocols for serum and CSF, and automatically dispenses antisera for immunofixation.
For this purpose, 2 other SaV strains, GII/3 Syd53 and GIV/I Syd3, were expressed and antisera were produced against their purified VLPs.