• detection
  • focus of serology portion of course is on detection of disease and pregnancy based on antigen-antibody reactions, using a variety of immunologic methods. (oakton.edu)
  • The authors determined prospectively the diagnostic value of virus serology as compared to EMB and viral genome detection and immunohistochemistry in patients with clinically suspected myocarditis. (escardio.org)
  • diagnosis
  • However, the availability of EMB and molecular pathological analyses is limited and in clinical practice virus serology is still used for the diagnosis of myocarditis, although not recommended in international guidelines. (escardio.org)
  • immune
  • Serology is such a convenient diagnostic tool because the immune system produces specific molecular tags in the blood for practically each foreign substance or invading microorganism. (encyclopedia.com)
  • patients
  • Virus serology in patients with suspected myocarditis: utility or futility? (escardio.org)
  • Samples for virus serology were collected before EMBs and in 30 patients second samples were drawn 7-28 days after the initial sample. (escardio.org)
  • The authors report viral genome in the myocardium of 58 patients (47%) while acute viral infection was diagnosed in 20 patients (16%) by serology. (escardio.org)
  • determine
  • Serology can determine whether an individual was exposed in the past or if he is presently infected with a variety of pathogens (disease-causing organisms), such as hepatitis, measles, anthrax , syphilis, or HIV . (encyclopedia.com)