Loading...
  • ELISA
  • First of all, it should be noted that the Western blot is usually performed as a follow-up to an ELISA test, which is the most commonly employed initial test for Lyme disease. (google.com)
  • for example, the usual testing regime for HIV is also an initial ELISA followed by a confirmatory Western blot. (google.com)
  • Both the ELISA and the Western blot are "indirect" tests -- that is, they measure the immune system's response to an infectious agent rather than looking for components of the agent itself. (google.com)
  • assay
  • The following article is offered as a primer in the techniques and interpretation of Western blotting, and should help most patients navigate their way through some of the medical and scientific terminology associated with the assay. (google.com)
  • nylon
  • This is done by first disrupting Bb cells with an electrical current and then "blotting" the separated proteins onto a paper or nylon sheet. (google.com)
  • control
  • The signal intensity obtained can then be normalized with respect to the signal intensity of the loading internal control detected on the same gel or blot. (wikipedia.org)