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Determining a Person's Secretor Status

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Allergy, Immunology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Emergency Medicine, Family, General Practice, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Other

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Description:

Most people (80%) are "secretors", with ABH antigens present in saliva and other body fluids. The presence of these substances may help protect against certain bacterial infections by reducing the ability of the bacteria to use these antigens to bind to a cell surface.

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