Wassermann-test meaning

A diagnostic test for syphilis involving the fixation or inactivation of complement by an antibody in a blood serum sample.
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A complement-fixation test for the diagnosis of syphilis by determining the presence of syphilitic antibodies in the blood serum.
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A diagnostic test for syphilis involving the fixation or inactivation of complement by an antibody in a blood serum sample.
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Origin of wassermann-test

  • After August von Wassermann (1866–1925), German bacteriologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition