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Complement fixation test

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  1. an immunological medical test that can be used to detect the presence of either specific antibody or specific antigen in a patient's serum

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  2. However, in clinical diagnostics labs it has been largely superseded by other serological methods such as ELISA and by DNA-based methods of pathogen detection, particularly PCR

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  3. widely used to diagnose infections, particularly with microbes that are not easily detected by culture methods, and in rheumatic diseases

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  4. The CF test uses sheep red blood cells (sRBC), pre-bound by anti-sRBC antibody, and serum (usually from rabbit) as a source of complement, which is a system of serum proteins that react with antigen-antibody complexes

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  5. While detection of antibodies is the more common test format, it is equally possible to test for the presence of antigen

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