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What is the difference of non reactive vs negative result in serology?

What is the difference of non reactive vs negative result in serology?

Antibody: Reactive means the presence of the antibody under consideration in the test. Non-reactive and negative are the same. ...Read more

Serology (Definition)

The scientific study of blood serum & other bodily fluids. In practice, it usually refers to identifying antibodies in the serum, which are typically formed in response to an infection (against a microorganism), against other foreign proteins (for example, to proteins in a mismatched blood transfusion), or to one's own proteins (in ...Read more


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I'm getting a serology test to check my immunity before i go on work placement. Can i ask them to check for STDs in the same test?

No: The work placement tests for communicable diseases that you can pass on by ordinary contact such as talking to people or even shaking hands. Sexually transmitted disease, for which std stands for, are not included in the category of ordinary contact. It would take considerable more contact to pick those up and thus, are generally not included in pre-employment panel. ...Read more

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Does an ibd serology that shows consistency with Crohn's disease mean I have it?

Does an ibd serology that shows consistency with Crohn's disease mean I have it?

Higher likelihood.: The serology panels are not meant to be diagnostic. They are generally used in confirmation of diagnosis, or to help clarify a case of inflammatory bowel disease that is indeterminate. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer- what are the best diagmostic tool- biopsi/mri/serology -psa values? What is the best treatment option? Male 64- obese- high bp

Prostate cancer- what are the best diagmostic tool- biopsi/mri/serology -psa values? What is the best treatment option? Male 64- obese- high  bp

Biopsy: A biopsy should be done but if the psa is very high, > 100 unlikely anything else. A biopsy will give tissue diagnosis, grade of the tumor, and help the physician decide on therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Serology retroquic test is 100% accurate?

Serology retroquic test is 100% accurate?

HIV Testing: Yes, but only if enough time has passed since the exposure. I would not count it accurate till at least twelve weeks after exposure. Remember there is better testing. The HIV RNA test can be accurate 14 to 21 days after exposure. And, all in the world should know that if there is a high risk exposure infection can be prevented with post exposure prophylaxis if started within 72 hours of exposur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serology?

Study of serum: The scientific study of blood serum & other bodily fluids. In practice, it usually refers to identifying antibodies in the serum, which are typically formed in response to an infection (against a microorganism), against other foreign proteins (for example, to proteins in a mismatched blood transfusion), or to one's own proteins (in cases of autoimmune disease). ...Read more

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What to do about hepatitis b serology, but I need some input?

Sure: you need to provide the test results in order to guide you. there are many serologic tests and viral tests that help understand if the hepatitis B is active or not, and if it needs treatment or not. ...Read more

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How is infectious mononucleosis serology interpreted?

Surprise: When the serology test was first used it was thought to be diagnostic. Eventually it was found that most people were positive. It appears that the eb virus is an opportunist organism that is "waiting in the wings" for some body chemistry that provides its advantage. Then the serology titre (concentrration) goes up as the organism becomes active. ...Read more