Blood and the Lymphatic and Immune System<br />Diagnostic Procedures<br />By: Demetris Norton<br />
Diagnostic Procedures<br />Clinical Laboratory Tests<br />Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (also called ELISA) - is a blood test given for the AIDS virus<br />A positive test would mean that the person has AIDS<br />Sometimes this test can read as a false-positive<br />If a false-positive happens then in addition to the ELISA test the Western blot test should be given to verify the results of the first test<br />
Diagnostic Procedures<br />Clinical Laboratory Tests<br />Western Blot – this is the backup test when the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test gives a false-reading to verify the presence of the HIV (AIDS virus).<br />This test is easy to perform (Rapid Test)<br />Results will show in 2 to 3 minutes<br />HIV 1 and HIV2 protein sensitivity 99.5% and specificity 99.5%<br />Easy to perform in the field<br />And has an effectiveness for up to one year<br />
Diagnostic Procedures<br />Diagnostic Imaging <br />- Lymphangiography - This is a machines that takes x-rays of the lymph vessels after an injection of dye in shot into the foot.<br />- the lymph flow through the chest is able to be traced.<br />
Diagnostic Procedures<br />Monospot -This test is administered for mononucleosis.<br />
Diagnostic Procedures<br />Scratch Test - A patient is exposed to certain allergens to test for allergies<br />A light scratch is given on the skin.<br />If a positive test results it indicates that a person is allergic to that particular substance.<br />
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