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.
Initially, the variety of serologic tests
and lack of concordance among different methods necessitated standardization.
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
Case-finding in groups where the prevalence of active syphilis exceeds 0.15% appears to be justified, although a high proportion of those patients found to be positive by both serologic tests
may have inactive disease.
Thirty HCWs (10 high-risk and 20 low-risk) completed the serial serologic testing (Table); however, the baseline serologic tests
were obtained [approximately equal to] 3 weeks after the initial exposure because of the delay in identifying Brucella in the culture of the aspirate.
The development of standardized, sensitive and specific serologic tests
and better surveillance should result in improved estimates of LD.
Of those with a positive serologic test
, only who also met the clinical case definition were included in the analysis.
The controversy rests, to a large extent, on interpretation of serologic tests
used to detect prior H5 infection and the paucity of virologically confirmed subclinical or mild cases.
Colorado EL and LL syphilis cases reported in 1991 were abstracted for information on age, sex, racial/ethnic group, and serologic test
No abnormalities were found for the following: transaminase, alkaline phosphatase, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine levels; blood culture; serologic test
results for hepatitis; and abdominal ultrasonogram.
In January 1992, the Ford County (Kansas) Health Department received a report of a pregnant woman with a positive serologic test