Serological tests

Mycoplasma pneumonia test

To date, there are no clinical, epidemiological or laboratory symptoms that would allow early detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae lung damage.

Express test for hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is an infectious disease in which the inflammatory process caused by infectious agents spreads to the liver tissue.

Rapid HIV test: accuracy, instruction

A rapid (spot) or rapid HIV test can be conducted outside specialized laboratories, does not require any equipment, and results in a maximum of 30 minutes.

Blood test for Epstein-Barr virus for antibodies and PCR: how to take it, the norm

By herpes we are used to understand unaesthetic painful blisters on the face in the area of the lips, which subsequently form brown crusts.

Analysis for hidden infections: a list of what they give

In modern life, more often you have to deal with various diseases. Particular importance in medicine has acquired problems with the fight against infectious diseases.

What tests should be taken after a tick bite?

The risk of contracting infectious diseases that are transmitted by insects is quite high, even if the tick was removed in the shortest time and could not penetrate deeply.

Candidiasis: antibodies to Candida albicans in the blood

Diagnosis of superficial candidiasis is based on the detection of fungal elements in a stained smear. With visceral forms of candidamycosis, serological studies are of great diagnostic importance.

Aspergillosis test: antibodies to the causative agent of aspergillosis in the blood

More sensitive serological diagnosis of aspergillosis is the detection of antigens (galactomann) aspergillus in the blood. Use latex test and ELISA method (more sensitive). The sensitivity of ELISA to galactomann is 50-60%, with repeated examination it reaches 90%, the specificity is 90-100%.

Analysis for opisthorchiasis: antibodies to the causative agent of opisthorchiasis in the blood

The sensitivity of the ELISA method for the diagnosis of opisthorchiasis in the acute phase is close to 100%, in the chronic phase of the disease - to 70%, depends on the intensity of the invasion. IgM antibodies appear in the blood 1 week after infection, reach the maximum values after 1.5-2 weeks, and after 6-8 weeks their titer begins to decrease rapidly.

Trichinosis test: antibodies to Trichinella spiralis in the blood

For early serological diagnosis of trichinosis, the definition of IgG antibodies using the ELISA method is used. The sensitivity of the ELISA is 90-100%, the specificity is 70-80%. Specific antibodies appear in the blood of infected Trichinella larvae and their concentration in muscles during the migration period.


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