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Coggins test

noun Cog·gins test \ˈkäg-ənz-\

Medical Definition of Coggins test

  1. :  a serological immunodiffusion test for the diagnosis of equine infectious anemia especially in horses by the presence of antibodies to the causative retrovirus

Coggins test transitive verb

Biographical Note for coggins test

Coggins, Leroy (1932–2013), American veterinary virologist. Coggins held successive positions as professor of veterinary virology at Cornell and North Carolina State universities. In addition to his research on equine infectious anemia, his areas of research included equine influenza and the viruses of variola, hog cholera, bovine viral diarrhea, and African swine fever. He introduced the Coggins test in 1970.

Variants of coggins test

or Coggins

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