complement fixation

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complement fixation

[′käm·plə·mənt ‚fik′sā·shən]
(immunology)
The binding of complement to an antigen-antibody complex so that the complement is unavailable for subsequent reaction.
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Thus, none of the members of the compound sample stimuli used in the analogue CF test were part of an explicitly trained class nor did any explicit training establish relations between any members of the compound sample stimuli and the comparison stimuli used in the analogue CF test.
On the 12 diseased horses for which blood was available for testing, CF test results were positive for all, with titers ranging from 1:4 to 1:128.
In CF tests, CT-114 HMAF reacted with five vesicular stomatitis serogroup antigens: Chandipura, Isfahan, Maraba, Jurona, and La Joya (Table 2).
Of 21,197 human sera tested, 655 (3%) reacted with phase II-antigen in the CF test (until 1992) or (later on) in enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA).
The xTAG Cystic Fibrosis 60 Kit v2 is one of a suite of CF tests developed by Luminex.
Immunodiffusion tests are simpler to perform and more specific than CF tests, but their lower sensitivity limits their usefulness as screening tests (Davies and Sarosi 1987).
As of last December, LabCorp was performing more than 11,000 CF tests a month, an annualized rate of more than 130,000 tests.
As of last December, LabCorp was running more than 11,000 CF tests a month, an annualized rate of more than 130,000 tests.
The most comprehensive CF tests available, the new xTAG tests will be used to provide assistance in cystic fibrosis screening for newborns and confirmatory diagnostic testing in newborns and children.