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  1. nephelometry(Noun)

    The measurement of the concentration of a solution, suspension or dispersion based upon its light-scattering properties.

  2. nephelometry(Noun)

    Technique used to determine levels of antibodies or antigens in a suspension based up its light-scattering properties.


  1. Nephelometry

    Nephelometry is a technique used in immunology to determine the levels of several blood plasma proteins. For example the total levels of antibodies isotypes or classes: Immunoglobulin M, Immunoglobulin G, and Immunoglobulin A. It is important in quantification of M-proteins in diseases such as multiple myeloma. Quantification is important for disease classification and for disease monitoring once a patient has been treated. It is performed by measuring the turbidity in a water sample by passing light through the sample being measured. In nephelometry the measurement is made by measuring the light passed through a sample at an angle. This technique is widely used in clinical laboratories because it is relatively easily automated. It is based on the principle that a dilute suspension of small particles will scatter light passed through it rather than simply absorbing it. The amount of scatter is determined by collecting the light at an angle. Antibody and the antigen are mixed in concentrations such that only small aggregates are formed that do not quickly settle to the bottom. The amount of light scatter is measured and compared to the amount of scatter from known mixtures. The amount of the unknown is determined from a standard curve.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nephelometry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nephelometry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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