Due to the AGA guidelines and recent publication of the ROME working team, serologic tests
for CD in the work up of all IBS patients is not recommended.
The diagnostic accuracy of serologic tests
for celiac disease: a systematic review.
Patients with illnesses suspicious for early Lyme disease but lacking typical EM can present a diagnostic dilemma because serologic test
results might be negative at this point (6).
However, beginning in 2008, Maine modified the case definition to increase specificity regarding ehrlichiosis; reports with only one serologic test
result for ehrlichiosis and no concurrent anaplasmosis test result were classified as suspect in Maine.
Based on the serologic tests
, there are a myriad of presentations that don't fit into any one pattern," which explains why physicians often don't recognize it or test for it, Dr.
New-generation finger-stick whole-blood H pylori antibody testing can be simple, inexpensive, and CLIA-exempt, and has a sensitivity and specificity comparable with that of quantitative serologic tests
Therefore, different serologic tests
have been developed, including Western blot (WB).
Among the many serologic tests
available, the RPR test and FTA-ABS test are the most widely employed.
The diagnosis of syphilis was established by positive DFM results or negative DFM results combined with positive serologic tests
as defined by the second definition, plus a clinical outcome and a drop in nontreponemal titers in response to treatment.
Depending on urgency, vaccination can be offered on the basis of a negative or uncertain disease history and/or a negative serologic test
A radiology technician classified as high-risk (held the specimen container during the procedure and assisted with injecting the synovial fluid from a syringe into a container) had serologic test
results positive for Brucella.
Conference recommendations were grouped into four categories: 1) serologic test
performance and interpretation, 2) quality-assurance practices, 3) new test evaluation and clearance, and 4) communication of developments in Lyme disease (LD) testing.