Macrophage migration inhibition test

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Macrophage migration inhibition test --> migration-inhibitory factor test

a test which measures the presence of migration-inhibitory factor. Usually peritoneal macrophages are placed in a capillary tube in the presence or absence of supernatants from activated t-cells. If mif is present, the migration of monocyte/macrophages is reduced.

Synonym: macrophage migration inhibition test, migration inhibition test.