Origin: see type
Bacteriophage typing, a microbiological procedure, of epidemiological importance, for distinguishing types within a seemingly homogeneous bacterial species or strain by the use of type-specific bacteriophage.
HLA typing, tests done in order to determine if a patient has antibodies against a potential donor's HLA antigens. The presence of antibodies means that a particular graft will be rapidly rejected. Also used to establish paternity and in forensic medicine.
(05 Mar 2000)
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