Serological reaction of agglutinogen with agglutinin, manifested by agglutinogen aggregation and the formation of specific visible clumps.
Is an infectious disease caused by novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 is the third zoonotic coronavirus to be identified (after SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV). The immune response by humans to CoV-2 virus occurs as a combination of cell-mediated immunity and antibody production.
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Immunoglobulin E is a type of antibody that has only been found in mammals. IgE is synthesised by plasma cells. Its main function is immunity to parasites such as helminths. IgE has an essential role in type I hypersensitivity, which manifests in various allergic diseases. IgE also plays a pivotal role in responses to allergens such as: anaphylactic reactions to drugs, bee stings, and antigen preparations used in desensitization immunotherapy.
Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI) combined with flight time detector (TOF = Time of Flight). The spectrophotometric method for accurate identification of bacteria, fungi and yeasts isolated from biological material, animals, food and environmental samples. It is a very efficient, fast and robust method for microbiological laboratories.
Multiplex polymerase chain reaction is a type of PCR when DNA in samples is amplified using multiple primers and a temperature-mediated DNA polymerase in a thermal cycler. The method is used to amplify several different DNA sequences simultaneously (as if performing many separate PCR reactions all together in one reaction).
A method for collecting a clinical test sample of nasal secretions from the back of the nose and throat. The pharynx is the part of the throat behind the mouth and nasal cavity, and above the esophagus and larynx – the tubes going down to the stomach and the lungs. The nasopharynx is the upper portion of the pharynx.