direct immunofluorescence

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direct immunofluorescence (DIF),

fluorescence microscopy of tissue from lesions after application of labeled antibodies.
See also: fluorescent antibody technique.

direct im·mu·no·fluor·es·cence

(dĭr-ekt' im'yū-nō-flōr-es'ĕns)
Fluorescence microscopy of tissue from lesions after application of labeled antibody.
See also: fluorescent antibody technique
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Table 5 showing findings on direct immunofluorescence (DIF) in autoimmune vesicobullous diseases.
It characterized by tense fluid filled blisters and direct immunofluorescence showing deposition of Linear IgA in the basement membrane and having remission on its own after 3-6 years in 30% - 60% of patients.
Comparison of a commercial qualitative real-time RT-PCR kit with direct immunofluorescence assay (DFA) and cell culture for detection of influenza A and B in children.
Miller H, Milk R, Diaz-Mitoma F: Comparison of the VIDAS RSV assay and the Abbott Testpack RSV with direct immunofluorescence for detection of respiratory syncytial virus in nasopharyngeal aspirates, J Clin Microbiol 1993; 31: 1336-8.
The sensitivity of these DNA amplification tests is approximately 20% greater than cell culture, direct immunofluorescence and enzyme immunoassays.
3) The sine qua non of the disease, though, is demonstration through direct immunofluorescence of complement deposition and IgG in a linear band along the basement membrane.
Fecal positive samples were examined for Cryptosporidium and Giardia cysts by direct immunofluorescence staining technique, using a commercial kit (Meriflour-Meridian Diagnostics, Inc.
Based on a strategy to deliver a broad range of assays for use on the Celerus Wave([R]) System, Jason Lusk, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, today announced the availability of Wave Direct Immunofluorescence (IF).
Tissue samples that were obtained by biopsy were examined by routine histologic examinations, including hematoxylin and eosin staining and direct immunofluorescence examination.
Ultimately, the best way to differentiate anything resembling DLE is through histology and direct immunofluorescence (DIF).
Biopsy was also taken from a corresponding site on right arm and was reported as normal histology and negative direct immunofluorescence.

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