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What does ABS mean in a blood test?

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Eric Morgan on May 8, 2018

The term ABS may be seen in a complete blood count to denote the absolute number of each cell type (in opposition to the percentages, which measure their relative frequency). In addition, FTA-ABS is a blood test to detect antibodies to the bacterium Treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis.


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