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passive hemagglutination

passive hemagglutination in Medicine

passive hemagglutination n.
Passive agglutination in which red blood cells are used to adsorb soluble antigen onto their surfaces; the red blood cells then agglutinate in the presence of antiserum specific for the adsorbed antigen. Also called indirect hemagglutination test.

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