ELISA

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ELISA

[ə′līz·ə or ¦ē¦el¦ī¦es′ā]
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But even if you don't believe in putting patients on suppression therapy, knowing that your patient has a positive type-specific antibody test (glycoprotein G-specific antibody) is still helpful because you'll look more carefully at the woman's genitals at the time of delivery and can offer her a cesarean delivery if you see a lesion.
In STARHS, persons who have tested positive with the usual antibody test have a portion of their serum saved for a second antibody test, deliberately made less sensitive (it is sometimes called the "detuned assay").
The adrenal antibody test is widely available and costs $60-$100.
We appreciate Dr Tetrault's concern that the heterophile antibody test must have sufficient sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing infectious mononucleosis caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
To say as Daniel Cosgrove does that the "HIV antibody test" is confirmed by the Western Blot in many cases is merely to say that two faulty antibody tests have produced consistent results.
Constantine (3) sums up the general consensus among experts and institutions such as the CDC when he says "The antibody tests are nearly 100 percent sensitive (unless a person is in the window period) and about 99 percent specific.
The monoclonal antibody test offers important advantages compared with the traditional approach, explained Dr.
Because even the most reliable antibody test generates many false-positive results, researchers should try to validate the tests by examining random samples of AIDS patients to determine whether significant amounts of replicating HIV can be found in their bodies.
The OraQuick ADVANCE([R]) Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test, manufactured and sold by OraSure Technologies, is the first and only U.
In April 2003, MedMira received approval to market its Reveal(TM) Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test in the United States.
Evaluation of the immunofluorescent antibody test for the diagnosis of human leptospirosis.
The Reveal(TM) Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test has very recently received a Pre-Market Approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration.