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Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody-Absorption Test MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody-Absorption Test
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.225.812.735.850.200
E05.200.812.735.850.200
E05.478.594.760.850.200
Unique ID
D016508
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016508
Scope Note
Serologic assay that detects antibodies to Treponema pallidum, the etiologic agent of syphilis. After diluting the patient's serum to remove non-specific antibodies, the serum is mixed on a glass slide with Nichol's strain of Treponema pallidum. An antigen-antibody reaction occurs if the test is positive and the bound antibodies are detected with fluoresceinated antihuman gamma-globulin antibody.
Entry Term(s)
FTA-ABS Test
Previous Indexing
Syphilis Serodiagnosis (1966-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/01/02
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody-Absorption Test Preferred
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