WHAT IS COLD AGGLUTININ TITER TEST?

WHAT IS COLD AGGLUTININ TITER TEST?

Cold agglutinins are antibodies that cause clumping or agglutination of type O red blood cells at cold temperatures. The cold agglutinin titer tests for cold agglutinins at 2-8 degrees C—those antibodies that result from M. pneumoniae infection. A titer is the highest dilution of a serum that will demonstrate a specific antigen-antibody reaction. M. pneumoniae is a nonbacterial infective agent that causes pneumonia characterised by fever and a nonproductive or nonpurulent cough. 

 

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