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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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IFA

immunofluorescent antibody.
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Ifa divination is generally etiological and practically--oriented towards luck and health, while Jungian notions are more teleological and psychological (Matibag, 2000, pp.
Examples abound in the form of the spherical shape of most energy patterns which is said to be "represented in Ifa divination through the use of a two dimensional circle in the form of a tray (oponIfa)" Fatunmbi (1992: 3).
Outside the collection however are the Ifa divination materials, oponifa, irokeifa and agereifa.
Yoruba tradition, Ifa divination has the last word about communal activities.
She is careful however not to privilege Ifa divination over Obi divination.
If the point of this passage is that a full understanding of the meaning of a specific Yoruba text - an Ifa divination performance, for example - requires a reading practice that contex s that text, then such a proposition could hardly be considered novel.
Again, the paraphernalia of Ifa divination is also very paramount in the healing process in the Yoruba medicine.
All these include Ifa divination and in form of oral incantation and are accounted effectively powerful as protective and defensive devices against the Ajogun (32).