serologic test


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serologic test

 [sēr″o-loj´ik]
any laboratory test involving serologic reactions, such as precipitin reaction, agglutination, or complement fixation, especially any such test measuring serum antibody titer.
serologic test for syphilis (STS) any test for serum antibodies indicative of Treponema pallidum infection. There are two types, nontreponemal antigen tests and treponemal antigen tests; the term is occasionally used with reference only to the former.

serologic test

Etymology: L, serum, whey, testum, crucible
any diagnostic test made with serum.

serologic test

Lab medicine A test that measures components–eg, antibodies, complement, and reactions–eg, complement fixation, agglutination, precipitation, etc, that reflect immune status, especially antibody titers. See Seroconversion.

se·ro·lo·gic test

(sēr'ŏ-loj'ik test)
Any diagnostic test based on detection of an antibody or antigen.

se·ro·lo·gic test

(sēr'ō-loj'ik test)
Any diagnostic test in which serum (blood) is used.
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When faced with a cryptic array of available serologic tests for celiac disease, and often pressed for time to look up which one is best, we are often quite tempted to simply check "Celiac Panel" on the lab order sheet and just order them all.
Serologic test results might be used by public health officials to determine whether a given illness meets the surveillance case definition, but the methods themselves were not developed for this purpose.
All 19 cases were diagnosed by a single positive Ehrlichia serologic assay, and none had accompanying serologic tests to exclude anaplasmosis.
Given the very poor sensitivity of egg detection in non-schistosomiasis-endemic settings, most tropical and travel medicine clinics in Europe use conventional microscopy systematically combined with 2 different (commercial or in-house) serologic tests (2).
11] The positive predictive value of accurately diagnosing syphilis when both serologic tests are positive can be calculated when the disease prevalance is known.
The HCW with positive serologic test results was a radiology technician who assisted in the procedure.
Serologic tests for LD are not standardized, and problems in the reliability and accuracy of serologic test results have limited their usefulness for surveillance purposes.
In addition, serologic test results were available for 53 (75%) of the 71 nonsymptomatic contacts; all were negative for MERS-CoV antibodies.
Onset of cough was October 14, and a serologic test performed by the Massachusetts State Laboratory institute (MSLI) indicated that the student had an elevated level of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody to pertussis toxin (PT).
According to the World Health Organization, MN titers [greater than or equal to] 80 are indicative of infection but must be confirmed by a second serologic test because of the possibility of cross-reactivity (1).
Colorado EL and LL syphilis cases reported in 1991 were abstracted for information on age, sex, racial/ethnic group, and serologic test results (RPR).
In January 1992, the Ford County (Kansas) Health Department received a report of a pregnant woman with a positive serologic test for syphilis.