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, serological (sēr'ŏ-loj'ik, -ăl)
Relating to serology.
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(sē-rol′ŏ-jē) [″ + Gr. logos, word, reason]
The scientific study of fluid components of the blood, esp. antigens and antibodies.
serologicserological (sēr-ŏ-loj′ĭk) (sēr-ŏ-loj′ĭ-kăl), adjective
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To summarize, 2 guidelines (ACG and BSG) recommend duodenal biopsy as a mandatory test in addition to the serological studies for diagnosis of CD, while 2 other guidelines (ESPGHAN and WGA) do not make duodenal biopsy mandatory for the diagnosis of CD and according to these, positive serological tests for relevant antibodies are enough for diagnosis of CD.
RDS-weighted analysis was only used to estimate active syphilis and syphilis serological markers seroprevalence for each city.
The diagnostic sensitivity of serological tests may be low when they are used in cases of acute toxoplasmosis (GYIMESI et al., 2016).
Serological assays that target NS1 proteins are now available commercially.
Serological split level HLA typing (observation group) and two-field resolution HLA genotypes (reference group) of these donor-recipient couples were used to calculate the number of PIRCHE-II and eplets, as described below.
Before 2006, Q fever serological diagnostic testing available to our facility was the complement fixation method.
Patients with CLE or DLE may develop EM-like lesions and characteristic serological abnormalities like speckled ANA pattern, anti- SjT and positive serum RF.
(1,2) It is a fact that there is a relation between this special serological profile and mutations in S gene region, particularly in the 'a' determinant.
We found serum could be used as more dependable and safer clinical specimen for both serological and molecular investigations.
In Table 1, it indicates that the demographic age group has a significant correlation with anti-hepatitis C serological status at P = 0.001 by Odds Ratio (OR) = 3.27 and 95% Confidence Interval (CI) = 1.84-5.81.
(10) Considering this fact the present study was conducted to determine the association between dengue specific serological markers and platelet counts.
The most important finding of the 2012 survey is the decrease in the percentage of transfusion services performing a serological weak D test on patients who test negative by direct agglutination with anti-D reagents (from 58.2% to 19.8%, P < .001).