Specimens from 255 patients underwent serologic
testing; 88 patients had positive results, and 16 patients had undetermined results.
screening in pregnant women may yield equivocal results because IgM antibodies to the parasite can persist for long periods, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.
By the time she was discharged, repeat HIV serologic
testing showed positive ELISA and Western blot with bands at p17, p24, p31, p66, gp120, and gp160.
The aim of this service was to seek laboratory confirmation of formally notified pertussis cases for which the patient had been coughing for at least 2 weeks but a diagnosis had not been confirmed by another available method (culture, PCR, or serologic
Evaluations by a rheumatologist significantly affected diagnoses because of additional serologic
testing (such as a myositis panel) and because the rheumatologist was able to elicit subtle clues that are suggestive of a rheumatologic diagnosis.
tests for acute pulmonary histoplasmosis are helpful to confirm the diagnosis, particularly in patients with mild disease by collection of both acute and convalescent sera; this is true because antibodies usually require at least 1 month to appear after the initial exposure (Wheat 2001).
With respect to cost, type-specific HSV serologic
screening of pregnant women was recently shown via an extensive decision-analysis model to be a cost effective intervention for preventing neonatal herpes.
The intensity of the serologic
response to the antigen was digitally analyzed by using a Gel Doc 2000 Imaging System (Bio-Rad, Hercules, CA, USA).
screening for undetected celiac disease in patients with irritable bowel syndrome is hard to justify in light of the low disease prevalence found in a large international study, Allison R.
Diagnosis requires a thorough physical examination, chest x-ray, serologic
testing, and tissue evaluation to rule out other granulomatous diseases.
Most HSV-2 infections are subclinical, and current guidelines do not advocate routine serologic
testing for HSV-2.
The authors presented an interesting pilot serologic
investigation for IgG and IgM antibodies to roridin (a macrocyclic trichothecene mycotoxin produced by Stachybotrys chartarum) and found no elevation of antibodies in the index case, an individual with repeated exposure to a water-damaged building.