Wassermann testWassermann test
a complement-fixation test for the diagnosis of syphilis by determining the presence of syphilitic antibodies in the blood serum
Origin of Wassermann testafter Wassermann, who devised it
A diagnostic test for syphilis involving the fixation or inactivation of complement by an antibody in a blood serum sample.
Origin of Wassermann testAfter August von Wassermann, (1866–1925), German bacteriologist.