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which blood tests detect viruses/infectious diseases?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Cultures and titers: Cultures and antibody titers for specific infectious agents.
Answered on Apr 23, 2013
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Dr. Amy Deeken
Dr. Amy Deeken commented
19 years experience Pathology
PCR is often used to detected viral DNA or RNA as well
Apr 23, 2013
Dr. Yash Khanna
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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Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
56 years experience Family Medicine
Provided original answer
Also geno typing as is done in cases of Hepatitis C and other viruses
May 6, 2015

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