neutralisation test

neutralisation test

Pseudomedicine
A test of uncertain validity used by clinical ecologists (practitioners of so-called environmental medicine) to identify various conditions, in particular, environmental disease. The neutralisation test consists of either subcutaneous injection or sublingual placement of the allegedly offending substances (e.g., formaldehye, toluene), and evaluating reactions thereto; the substances are then “neutralised” with lower doses of the same substances. Some clinical ecologists diagnose illness and identify noxious substances by crystals, pendulums, galvanometers, and other devices of questionable diagnostic efficacy.
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Development of a virus neutralisation test to detect antibodies against Schmallenberg virus and serological results in suspect and infected herds.
Blood samples from the three were sent to the International Reference Laboratory in Australia, where a 100 per cent accurate virus neutralisation test was used.
Material and methods Dengue antibody capture ELISA and a yellow fever neutralisation test were carried out on 13 serum samples obtained from yellow fever patients, 20 acute serum samples from dengue patients and 19 voluntary serum samples pre- and post-vaccination with YF vaccine.
Despite the neutralisation test being the gold standard for flavivirus serology, DENV and YFV surveillance is based on detecting specific IgM and IgG antibodies by ELISA.
The regional reference laboratory for yellow fever at Institut Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, confirmed the yellow fever case by plaque reduction neutralisation test (PRNT).
Development of a fluorescent antibody virus neutralisation test (FAVN test) for the quantitation of rabies-neutralising antibody.
A new highly sensitive test was used for carrying out neutralisation tests, which were done at the HVTN laboratories at Duke University, the company further said.
Acid neutralisation tests indicate the GZ limestone is highly effective.