• 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)
  • help
  • 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)
  • tests
  • Started dating someone with both HSV1 & 2 and had some oral symptoms, so my doctor ran blood tests again - this time using Western Blot through Quest Labs. (medhelp.org)
  • 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)
  • expression
  • On-Cell Western cell based assays ( Odyssey ® Imager , LI-COR Biosciences) were extensively used to measure cell surface expression of Kv1.3. (licor.com)