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Medical Term:

migration inhibitory factor test


a test that measures the presence of migration inhibitory factor, a 25-kD lymphokine. Usually peritoneal macrophages are placed in a capillary tube in the presence or absence of supernatants from activated T cells in response to immunogenic challenge. If MIF is present, the migration of monocyte/macrophages is reduced.

Synonym(s): macrophage migration inhibition test, migration inhibition test

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