Immuno and Sero Exam 2

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  1. Reactions that involve soluble antigens.
    Precipitation
  2. The visible aggregation of particles caused by combination with specific antibody.
    Agglutination
  3. What are the two steps of agglutination?
    • sensitization - initial binding
    • lattic formation - formation of large aggregates
  4. Antibodies that produce agglutination reactions.
    Agglutinins
  5. Types of particles participating in agglutination reactions include:
    • erythrocytes
    • bacteria cells
    • inert carriers such as latex particles
  6. Strength of the reaction between a single antigen and a single antibody combining site.
    Affinity
  7. 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.
    Avidity
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Immuno and Sero Exam 2
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Agglutination, Labeled Immunoassays, Molecular Diagnostics and Flow Cytometer
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