Atlas of livestock parasites
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serology

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The scientific study of blood serum. Antibodies may be formed in response to an infection with a microorganism and detection of these antibodies can be help make a disease diagnosis when an infection is suspected. Some serological tests are not limited to blood serum, but can also be performed using other bodily fluids such as cerebrospinal fluid, saliva, and semen, which may also contain antibodies after an infection.

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