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Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Titer

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  • Claudine Crews
    ... Titer - the quantity of a substance required to react with or to correspond to a given amount of another substance. The strength of a solution or the
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      >From: "Gil & Edie Rodriguez" <erodrig1@...
      >What is titer mean?



      Titer - the quantity of a substance required to react with or to correspond
      to a given amount of another substance.

      The strength of a solution or the concentration of a substance (as an
      antibody) in solution as determined by titration

      TITER
      Standard of strength per volume of a volumetric test solution.
      *agglutination titer: The highest dilution of a serum that will cause
      clumping or agglutination of the bacteria being tested.
      *antibody titer: A measure of the amount of antibody against a
      particular antigen present in the blood. One use is in detection of
      antibodies against herpes simplex and Epstein-Barr viruses. Researchers
      believe that any elevated antibody titers may indicate a decrease in
      lymphocyte activity as the result of the stress response or other condition,
      as these viruses are generally controlled by T lymphocytes. This titer is
      also useful in following the course of many acute infectious diseases. A
      rising titer usually indicates the disease is present and the body is
      reacting to the specific antigen.

      "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," Copyright � 1999 by F. A. Davis
      Co., Phil., PA




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