Medical Definition of Plasmacrit test

1. A serologic screening method used as an aid in the diagnosis of syphilis; after only a few drops of heparinised blood (obtained from a pricked finger) are collected in a special capillary tube, the capillary tube is centrifugated in order to collect plasma, which is then mixed with a 0.01-ml drop of antigen (cardiolipin previously treated with choline chloride as an anti-inhibitor, in order to avoid falsely negative results that may occur with nonheated plasma or serum). After mechanically agitating the antigen-plasma mixture for 4 min, the presence or absence of flocculation is observed. A positive result should not be regarded as conclusively diagnostic, but a negative result excludes the likelihood of syphilis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plasmacrit Test

plasma substitute
plasma substitutes
plasma therapy
plasma thromboplastin antecedent
plasma thromboplastin component
plasma thromboplastin factor B
plasma volume
plasma wakefield acceleration
plasma wakefield accelerator
plasma wave
plasmablast
plasmablastic
plasmablasts
plasmacrit
plasmacrit test (current term)
plasmacyte
plasmacytic
plasmacytoblast
plasmacytoid
plasmacytoma
plasmacytoma of bone
plasmacytosis
plasmagel
plasmagels
plasmagene
plasmagenes
plasmakinase
plasmakinins
plasmal reaction

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