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Complement Fixation Tests MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Complement Fixation Tests
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.225.812.735.150
E05.200.812.735.150
E05.478.594.760.150
Unique ID
D003168
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003168
Scope Note
Serologic tests based on inactivation of complement by the antigen-antibody complex (stage 1). Binding of free complement can be visualized by addition of a second antigen-antibody system such as red cells and appropriate red cell antibody (hemolysin) requiring complement for its completion (stage 2). Failure of the red cells to lyse indicates that a specific antigen-antibody reaction has taken place in stage 1. If red cells lyse, free complement is present indicating no antigen-antibody reaction occurred in stage 1.
Entry Term(s)
Complement Absorption Test, Conglutinating
Conglutinating Complement Absorption Test
Conglutination Reaction
NLM Classification #
QY 265
Public MeSH Note
CONGLUTINATION REACTION was heading 1975-96 (see under COMPLEMENT FIXATION TESTS 1975-90); COMPLEMENT ABSORPTION TEST, CONGLUTINATING was see CONGLUTINATION REACTION 1992-96
History Note
CONGLUTINATION REACTION was heading 1975-96 (see under COMPLEMENT FIXATION TESTS 1975-90); COMPLEMENT ABSORPTION TEST, CONGLUTINATING was see CONGLUTINATION REACTION 1992-96
Date Established
1963/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Complement Fixation Tests Preferred
Conglutinating Complement Absorption Test Narrower
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