direct immunofluorescence


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direct immunofluorescence

[də′rekt ¦im·yə‚nō·flu̇r′es·əns]
(immunology)
The use of labeled reactant to reveal the presence of an unlabeled one.
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Direct immunofluorescence of lesional skin showed immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA) and C3 in a granular band-like pattern at the dermo-epidermal junction.
Direct immunofluorescence tests revealed the presence of granular deposits of IgA in skin papillae and all indirect immunofluorescence tests were positive for IgAEmA (Oesophagus monkey IgAEmA, Medizinische Labordiagnostica).
Direct immunofluorescence analysis is not only proving very useful for differential diagnosis, but also adds insight into possible pathogenic mechanisms of desquamative gingivitis and it is essential for diagnosis of lichen planus.
Routine histopathology and direct immunofluorescence are essential in terms of differentiating between pemphigoid gestationis and polymorphic eruption.
The direct immunofluorescence examination of skin biopsy obtained from her arm showed immunoglobulin deposition at dermoepidermal junction which was thought to be consistent with pathologic finding of systemic lupus erythematosus.
This simple invention has had a dramatic improvement on diagnostics, particularly in traditional assays like rapid antigen testing and direct immunofluorescence that cannot rely upon any amplification of sample and are totally reliant on the quantity and quality of the sample.
Early dermatological consultation, skin biopsy and direct immunofluorescence (7) are essential to confirm diagnosis so that effective treatment can be instituted.
Utility of direct immunofluorescence and virus culture for detection of varicella-zoster virus in skin lesions.
titled "Direct Immunofluorescence Assay Performance in Diagnosis of the Influenza A (H1N1) Virus," published in Volume 27, Number 6, of this journal.
No bacterial or viral growth was detected, and direct immunofluorescence for rabies virus was negative.
Tests available to detect flu viruses include rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs), direct immunofluorescence assays (DFAs), and real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction tests (rRT-PCRs).
pneumoniae and coronary heart disease (CHD) by Saikku et al (2) many such studies have been published (18-20), using different diagnostic criteria like electron microscopy, immunocytochemistry, direct immunofluorescence and PCR assay demonstrating C.

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