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Encyclopedia > Serological testing

Serology is a medical blood test to detect the presence of antibodies against a microorganism. See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... Blood tests are laboratory tests done on blood to gain an appreciation of disease states and the function of organs. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A microorganism or microbe is an organism that is so small that it is microscopic (invisible to the naked eye). ...


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Blood plasma is a component of blood. ... A medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are done on biological specimens in order to get information about the health of a patient. ... Seroconversion is the development of detectable specific antibodies to microorganisms in the serum as a result of infection or immunization. ...

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  • Serology  (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003511.htm) - MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Serologic Tests (2175 words)
Testing for HCV RNA is a reliable way of demonstrating that hepatitis C infection is present and is the most specific test for infection.
Testing for HCV RNA by PCR is particularly useful when aminotransferases are normal or only slightly elevated, when anti-HCV is not present, or when several causes of liver disease are possible.
This test is useful for evaluation of patients who have abnormal liver function tests since it allows a direct quantification of multiple different serum proteins.
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