Treponema pallidum immobilization test
Definition: a test for syphilis in which an antibody other than Wassermann antibody is present in the serum of a syphilitic patient, which in the presence of complement causes the immobilization of actively motile T. pallidum obtained from testes of a rabbit infected with syphilis.
Synonym(s): TPI test, Treponema pallidum immobilization reaction
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