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Serology (Overview)

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).


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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

Serology (Overview)

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).


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What is the definition or description of: serology?

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 is the difference of nonreactive vs negative result in serology?

What is the difference of nonreactive 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

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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

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Serology tests, what do you mean by rpr?

Serology tests, what do you mean by rpr?

RPR = syphilis test: Rpr (rapid plasma reagin) is a test usually done to screen for the presence of antibodies produced in response to the organism that causes syphilis (t. Pallidum). A negative test usually means that you don't have syphilis. A reactive RPR may indicate infection. ...Read more

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Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?

Why?: If you need to confirm a genital herpes diagnosis, or if you have atypical complaints and want to know if you have HSV or something else, or you suspect that you are an asymptomatic carrier or at particular risk for hsv, it's probably worth the expense. But if you just want to know if it's type 1 or type 2, the treatment is the same either way, so there is no point. ...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