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What is a titer?

FRANCIS MILLER MILLERFK95%CS25 at cadetmail.usafa.af.mil
Thu Apr 13 17:30:20 EST 1995


In article <3mhkbk$m3r at newsbf02.news.aol.com> susand4739 at aol.com (SusanD4739) writes:

>What is at titer.  Something to do with antibodies, right?  Or IFA's, or
>something. Tell me!

A titer is merely a term used to describe the concentratrion of a substance 
in solution.  It is usually expressed as a reciprocal and is commonly used 
to describe a concentration of antibodies in serum.  For example, if an 
antibody dilution of 1:1000 gives a positive test and greater dilutions give 
a negative test, the titer is 1000.

Hope this helps!

Francis K. Miller
P.O. Box 2586
USAF Academy, CO 80841

e-mail:  MillerFK95%CS25 at cadetmail.usafa.af.mil



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