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