What does complement fixation do?

Complement fixation occurs and effector cells such as phagocytes and natural killer recognize the reaction by binding the Fc portion of the IgG, and lead to cytotoxic events that destroy surrounding tissue.

What is complement fix action?

The complement system is a system of serum proteins that react with antigen-antibody complexes. If this reaction occurs on a cell surface, it will result in the formation of trans-membrane pores and therefore destruction of the cell.

What is indirect complement fixation test?

Antibody against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus was measured by the indirect complement fixation (ICF) test. For this test serum samples were collected from cattle experimentally infected with FMD virus of O, A and Asia 1 types, as well as cattle infected in the field. Two types of antigen were used.

Why is CFT test done?

The fungal antigens and positive controls are used to detect antibodies in patient serum by the complement fixation (CF) procedure to aid in the diagnosis of four specific fungal diseases : Histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, coocidioidomycosis and aspergillosis.

Why is complement fixation test used?

The complement fixation test (CFT) is a classical laboratory diagnostic test, which is still used for determination of virus antibodies in patient sera or cerebrospinal fluid samples during an acute infection. The test mainly measures IgG antibodies.

How do you test for fixation?

The diagnosis of impaired fixation suppression is made by observing the effect of asking the subject to fix his eyes upon a clearly visible target, upon any ongoing nystagmus. The most commonly used test procedure is one described by Albert (1974).

How CFT test is done?

The test is based on the Laboratory Branch Complement Fixation (LBCF) Test procedure. The principal of the CF test is that antibodies present in patient sera, when mixed with the corresponding antigens will “fix”, or bind, complement (a component of fresh serum).