A 31-year-old member asked:
which blood tests detect viruses/infectious diseases?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ronald Krauser answered
51 years experience Rheumatology
Cultures and titers: Cultures and antibody titers for specific infectious agents.
Answered on Apr 23, 2013
Dr. Yash Khanna answered
56 years experience Family Medicine
CulturesTcellsAntibo: 1 Bacterial,Viral and Fungi Cultures 2Antibodies and quantitative Titers,IGG&IGM 3 T Helper Cells Count as is done in AIDS Cases 4 Blood Smear for Parasites like in Malaria 5 Viral Load Test by PCR 6 Antigen as in the case of Hepatitis B.Hep B Surface Antigen is used for screening of Hepatitis B 7 Interferon-Gamma release assay test for TB Infection which measures the immune responce to the TB Inf
Answered on May 6, 2015
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