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DIAGNOSTIC IMMUNOLOGY    In addition to providing protection against disease,  immunologic functions are widely used  today to aid in diagnosis. For this purpose, antibodies are used to detect the presence of specific  antigens.    1. P RECIPITATION   REACTIONS —soluble antigens react with antibodies to form complexes that settle  out of a solution. Immunodiffusion tests are precipitation tests carried out in an agar gel medium.  A line of visible precipitate develops in the gel.   2. A GGLUTINATION   REACTIONS —particulate antigens react with antibodies to form visible clumps.  Patient’s serum is combined with a known antigen. If the patient has antibodies against the  antigen, the reaction will occur.   Hemagglutination is the use of red blood cells in an agglutination reaction. This is used for blood  typing.
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