from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The science that deals with the properties and reactions of serums, especially blood serum.
  • n. The characteristics of a disease or organism shown by study of blood serums: the serology of acquired immune deficiency syndrome; the serology of mammals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The science that studies the reaction between antigens and antibodies in serum.
  • n. The characteristics of the blood serums of a particular disease or organism.
  • n. A blood test to detect the presence of antibodies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The scientific, study or medical use of sera. See serumtherapy and immunity, 5.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of medical science that deals with serums; especially with blood serums and disease


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  • The review started in October 2007, days after DNA evidence cleared Ronald Taylor of sexual assault in a case where HPD analysts performed faulty tests on body-fluid evidence, known as serology, a precursor to DNA testing.

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  • If we consider that the replication of the virus requires the accurate synthesis of an enormously complicated molecule which is unknown to the host, though not as to general type, yet in all the details of its pattern and therefore of the synthetic steps involved, and if we consider further what extraordinary production an organism puts on to perform in an orderly way the most minute oxidation or synthesis in all those cases that do not involve the copying of a particular pattern - setting aside serology, which is a thing by itself - then it seems impossible to assume that the enzyme-system for the host could be modified in such a far-reaching way by the injection of a virus.

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  • To diagnose gluten sensitivity, Dr. Fasano relies on a few tests to rule out other causes while confirming the reaction negative immune-allergy tests to wheat, negative celiac serology, negative duodenal histopathology, presence of biomarkers of gluten immune-reaction.

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  • "Were you asked to conduct a paternity test for Lee Anthony as to being the potential father of Caylee Anthony," Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, asked serology expert Heather Seubert.

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  • To evaluate diagnoses and assess the usefulness of serology and presenting symptoms in IBD patients five years of age or younger.

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  • Intestinal damage correlation with serology, glycemic control, anthropometry, and laboratory values in type 1 diabetic children at time of celiac disease diagnosis.


  • Lyme disease (ELISA and Western Blot) and syphilis serology testing is also performed in the Immunology Lab.

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  • The mission of the laboratory is to provide excellence in patient care through providing the highest quality of blood products and related services including proper inventory, emergent transfusion response, quality control and assurance, specimen testing, and medical consultation services; such as transfusion reaction work-ups and serology consults.

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