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Reactions that involve soluble antigens.
The visible aggregation of particles caused by combination with specific antibody.
What are the two steps of agglutination?
- sensitization - initial binding
- lattic formation - formation of large aggregates
Antibodies that produce agglutination reactions.
Types of particles participating in agglutination reactions include:
- bacteria cells
- inert carriers such as latex particles
Strength of the reaction between a single antigen and a single antibody combining site.
The overall strength of binding in between an antigen with many epitopes, and multivalent antibodies.
The sum of all attractive forces between an antigen and antibody.