for NG are not available, and although enzyme immunoassay (EIA) tests are available, their test performance is inferior to standard methods.
for acute pulmonary histoplasmosis are helpful to confirm the diagnosis, particularly in patients with mild disease by collection of both acute and convalescent sera; this is true because antibodies usually require at least 1 month to appear after the initial exposure (Wheat 2001).
MacKenzie, William, et al, "Multiple False-positive Serologic Tests
for HIV, HTLV-l and Hepatitis C Following Influenza vaccination, 1991," Journal of the American Medical Association, vol.
Recently, new serologic tests
have become available to aid in the diagnosis of IBD and differentiate between CD and UC, though the current markers are not sensitive enough to be used as screening tests for IBD.
What serologic tests
for detection of HSV antibodies tend to be more specific?
Several licensed type-specific serologic tests
are available, but less accurate assays are still on the market.
Utilizing existing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, this testing method is capable of detecting the presence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in human plasma donations earlier than currently licensed serologic tests
To reduce the risk for transplant-transmitted HIV infection, living donors should be rescreened with both HIV serologic tests
and nucleic-acid testing as close to the time of organ recovery as logistically feasible, but no longer than seven days before organ donation," CDC researchers advise.
13) Serologic tests
are available, but poor specificity also limits their utility, particularly in areas of the country where other deep mycoses are endemic.
Plasma donations are currently screened for the human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) Types 1 and 2 and hepatitis viruses using serologic tests
approved by the U.