serologic test for syphilis

  • 1 serologic test for syphilis — (STS) any test for serum antibodies indicative of Treponema pallidum infection. There are two types: nontreponemal antigen tests detect antibodies to substance (reagin) derived from host tissues, now known to consist of the phospholipids… …

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  • 2 test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …

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  • 3 syphilis — /sif euh lis/, n. Pathol. a chronic infectious disease, caused by a spirochete, Treponema pallidum, usually venereal in origin but often congenital, and affecting almost any organ or tissue in the body, esp. the genitals, skin, mucous membranes,… …

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  • 4 syphilis test — see serologic t. for syphilis …

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  • 5 Syphilis — Classification and external resources …

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  • 6 Syphilis — A sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum, a microscopic organism called a spirochete. This worm like, spiral shaped organism infects people by burrowing into the moist mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals. From there, the… …

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  • 7 VDRL test — A blood test for syphilis (VDRL stands for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory) that detects an antibody that is present in the bloodstream when a patient has syphilis. A negative (nonreactive) VDRL is compatible with a person not having… …

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  • 8 blood test — noun a serologic analysis of a sample of blood • Hypernyms: ↑biopsy • Hyponyms: ↑agglutination test, ↑complement fixation test, ↑PSA blood test * * * noun : a test of the blood (as to determine parentage or ascertain the nature of an infection); …

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  • 9 Treponema pallidum immobilization test — Treponema pal·li·dum immobilization test pal əd əm n a serological test for syphilis in which a solution containing the living causative spirochete (Treponema pallidum) is combined with serum in the presence of complement with immobilization of… …

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  • 10 fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test — FTA ABS test; a highly specific treponemal antigen serologic test for syphilis; patient serum is absorbed with other treponemes to remove nonspecific antibodies, then reacted with a strain of Treponema pallidum fixed to a glass slide; specific… …

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  • 11 latent syphilis — a stage after secondary syphilis when an infected patient is free of overt symptoms but has a positive serologic test for syphilis; it may last a short time or many years and may be subdivided into early latent and late latent syphilis,… …

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  • 12 direct fluorescent antibody–Treponema pallidum test — DFA TP test; a serologic test for syphilis that uses direct immunofluorescence …

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  • 13 Wassermann test — n a test for the detection of syphilitic infection using the Wassermann reaction called also Wassermann * * * the original (1906) nontreponemal antigen test for syphilis; see serologic t. for syphilis …

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  • 14 Kahn test — kän n a serum precipitation reaction for the diagnosis of syphilis called also Kahn, Kahn reaction Kahn Reuben Leon (1887 1979) American immunologist. Kahn s research on blood reactions led him to attempt an improvement of the Wassermann test for …

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  • 15 flocculation test — n any of various serological tests (as the Mazzini test for syphilis) in which a positive result depends on the combination of an antigen and antibody to produce a flocculent precipitate * * * any serologic test in which a flocculent agglomerate… …

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  • 16 blood test — noun Date: 1912 a test of the blood; especially a serologic test for the presence of substances indicative of disease (as syphilis) or disease causing agents (as HIV) …

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  • 17 nontreponemal antigen test — see serologic t. for syphilis …

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  • 18 treponemal antigen test — see serologic t. for syphilis …

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  • 19 HIV test — Randall L. Tobias, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, being publicly tested for HIV in Ethiopia in an effort to reduce the stigma of being tested.[1] HIV tests are used to detect the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus …

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  • 20 STS — Commonly used abbreviation for sequence tagged site. A short (200 to 500 base pair) DNA sequence that occurs but once in the genome and whose location and base sequence are known. STSs are detectable by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), are useful …

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