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Immunofluorescent assay (IFA)

A blood test sometimes used to confirm ELISA results instead of using the Western blotting. In an IFA test, HIV antigen is mixed with a fluorescent compound and then with a sample of the patient's blood. If HIV antibody is present, the mixture will fluoresce when examined under ultraviolet light.
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Both the show on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds with its brands and IFA Global Markets at Station Berlin, reserved for trade visitors only, are fully booked, IFA organizers said.
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The Spectrum IFA Group was established in January 2003.
The hotel's opening had initially been delayed due to funding and was IFA's first hotel to become operational in the emirate when it opened at the start of the year.
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Sita said IFA, whose resort locations include Portugal, Lebanon, South Africa and the United States, is currently focusing on delivering projects under construction.