Meaning of complement-fixation test

com'ple•ment-fix•a'tion test"

Pronunciation: (kom'plu-munt-fik-sā'shun), [key]
— Med. Med.
  1. a test for diagnosing an infectious disease by detecting the presence of antibody in the blood, based on the fixing of a known quantity of complement to the antigen being tested and the specific antibody that combines with it. Abbr.: CFT
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