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RADIOIMMUNOASSAY (RIA)
A METHOD OF MEASURING THE AMOUNT OF A COMPOUND USING RADIOACTIVELY LABELED ANTIBODIES
immunoelectrophoresis
the identification of proteins by electrophoretic separation followed by serological testing
VARIOLATION
AN EARLY METHOD OF VACCINATION USING INFECTED MATERIAL FROM A PATIENT
ATTENUATED WHOLE-AGENT VACCINE
A VACCINE CONTAINING LIVE, ATTENUATED (WEAKENED) MICROORGANISMS
RECOMBINANT VACCINE
A VACCINE MADE BY RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNIQUES
FLUORESCENT-ANTIBODY (FA) TECHNIQUE
A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL USING ANTIBODIES LABELED WITH FLUOROCHROMES AND VIEWED THROUGH A FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE; ALSO CALLED IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE
PRECIPITIN RING TEST
A PRECIPITATION TEST PERFORMED IN A CAPILLARY TUBE
HEMAGGLUTINATION
THE CLUMPING OF RED BLOOD CELLS
FLUORESCENCE-ACTIVATED CELL SORTER (FACS)
A MODIFICATION OF A FLOW CYTOMETER THAT COUNTS AND SORTS CELLS LABELED WITH FLUORESCENT ANTIBODIES
VIRAL HAMAGGLUTINATION INHIBITION TEST
A NEUTRALIZATION TEST IN WHICH ANTIBODIES AGAINST PARTICULAR VIRUSES PREVENT THE VIRUSES FROM CLUMPING RED BLOOD CELLS IN VITRO
CONJUGATED VACCINE
A VACCINE CONSISTING OF THE DESIGNED ANTIGEN AND OTHER PROTEINS
SUBUNIT VACCINE
A VACCINE CONSISTING OF AN ANTIGENETIC FRAGMENT
IMMUNODIFFUSION TEST
A TEST CONSISTING OF PRECIPITATION REACTIONS CARRIED OUT IN AN AGAR GEL MEDIUM
PRECIPITATION REACTION
A REACTION BETWEEN SOLUBLE ANTIGENS AND MULTIVALENT ANTIBODIES TO FORM VISIBLE AGGREGATES
AGGLUTINATION
A JOINING TOGETHER OR CLUMPING OF CELLS
THERMOPHILIC ANAEROBIC SPOILAGE
SPOILAGE OF CANNED FOODS DUE TO THE GROWTH OF THERMOPHILIC BACTERIA
TITER
AN ESTIMATE OF THE AMOUNT OF ANTIBODIES OR VIRUSES IN A SOLUTION; DETERMINED BY SERIAL DILUTION AND EXPRESSED AS THE RECIPROCAL OF THE DILUTION
ADJUVANT
A SUBSTANCE ADDED TO A VACCINE TO INCREASE ITS EFFECTIVENESS
ELISA (ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY)
A GROUP OF SEROLOGICAL TESTS THAT USE ENZYME REACTIONS AS INDICATORS
VIRAL HEMAGGLUTINATION
THE ABILITY OF CERTAIN VIRUSES TO CAUSE THE CLUMPING OF RED BLOOD CELLS IN VITRO
NEUTRALIZATION
AN ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY REACTION THAT INACTIVATES A BACTERIAL EXOTOXIN OR VIRUS
DIRECT AGGLUTINATION TEST
THE USE OF KNOWN ANTIBODIES TO IDENTIFY AN UNKNOWN CELL-BOUND ANTIGEN
INDIRECT (PASSIVE) AGGLUTINATION TEST
AN AGGLUTINATION TEST USING SOLUBLE ANTIGENS ATTACHED TO LATEX OR OTHER SMALL PARTICLES
ANTIHUMAN IMMUNE SERUM GLOBULIN (ANTI-HISG)
AN ANTIBODY THAT REACTS SPECIFICALLY WITH HUMAN ANTIBODIES
SEROCONVERSION
A CHANGE IN A PERSON'S RESPONSE TO AN ANTIGEN IN A SEROLOGICAL TEST
INDIRECT FA TEST
A FLUORESCENT-ANTIBODY TEST TO DETECT THE PRESENCE OF SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES
DIRECT FA TEST
A FLUORESCENT-ANTIBODY TEST TO DETECT THE PRESENCE OF AN ANTIGEN
NUCLEIC ACID VACCINE
A VACCINE MADE UP OF DNA, USUALLY IN THE FORM OF A PLASMID; ALSO CALLED DNA VACCINE
VACCINE
A PREPARATION OF KILLED, INACTIVATED, OR ATTENUATED MICROORGANISMS TO TOXOIDS TO INDUCE ARTIFICIALLY ACQUIRED ACTIVE IMMUNITY
COMPLEMENT FIXATION
THE PROCESS IN WHICH COMPLEMENT COMBINES WITH AN ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEX
TOXOID
AN INACTIVATED TOXIN
ACELLULAR VACCINE
A VACCINE CONSISTING OF ANTIGENIC PARTS OF CELLS