leukocyte adherence inhibition test

German: Leukozyten-Adhärenz-Inhibitions-Test
Japanese: 白血球粘着阻止試験

Immunology. Abbr. LAI test. Test for cell-mediated antitumor immunity and related serum blocking factors. It is based on the finding that leukocytes from cancer patients, but not from controls, undergo a diminution in their normal adherence to glass surfaces when mixed in vitro with antigenic extracts of tumors of the same histological type.

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