Allergy Skin Testing

Allergy Skin Testing is the most commonly used and easiest method of identifying patients who suffer from allergies. Furthermore, it is a method by which a specific allergen can be determined. When properly performed, skin testing is considered to be the most convenient and least expensive test for detecting allergic reactions. Since the early 1900s, […]
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Allergy Blood Testing

Allergy Blood Testing is a measurement of serum Immunoglobin E (IgE). Allergy Blood Testing is an effective method to diagnose allergy and specifically identify the Allergen (the substance to which the person is allergic). Serum IgE levels increase when allergic individuals are exposed to the allergen. Various classes of allergens can initiate the allergic response. They […]
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Febrile Agglutinin

Febrile Agglutinin serologic studies are used to diagnose infectious diseases such as salmonellosis, rickettsial diseases, brucellosis, and tularemia. Neoplastic diseases, such as leukemias and lymphomas, are also associated with febrile agglutinins. Appropriate antibiotic treatment of the infectious agent is associated with a drop in the titer activity of febrile agglutinins. Cold agglutinins occur in patients […]
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Platelet Antibody

Platelets Antibody test is used to evaluate Thrombocytopenia and exclude an immune-associated etiology.   Immune-mediated destruction of platelets may be caused by either autoantibodies directed against antigens located on the same person’s platelets or alloantibodies that develop after exposure to transfused platelets received from a donor. These antibodies are usually directed to an antigen on […]
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WBC Scan

White Blood Cell Scan is a Nuclear Medical Scan used to identify and localize occult inflammation or infection. It is used for patients who have a fever of unknown origin, suspected osteomyelitis, or inflammatory bowel disease. It is used to indicate whether or not an abnormal mass (e.g., a pancreatic pseudocyst) is infected.
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Neutrophil Antibody Screen

Neutrophil Antibodies are antibodies produced by human body in order to fight foreign White Blood Cells (WBCs). Neutrophil Antibodies attack all types of White Blood Cells and their engagement is not limited Neutrophils only. Neutrophil Antibodies are given this name since the majority of White Blood Cells are Neutrophils and to avoid any misunderstand of […]
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HLA-B27 Antigen Testing

Human Lymphocyte Antigens (HLAs) present the Major Histocompatability Complex of human. Testing HLAs is important to indicate tissue compatibility with tissue transplantation. If the HLA antigens of the donor are not compatible with the recipient, the recipient will make antibodies to those antigens, accelerating rejection. Survival of the transplanted tissue is increased if HLA matching […]
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Beta-2 Microglobulin

Beta2 Microglobulin is a protein that exists on the surface of all nucleated cells including White Blood Cells. Beta2 Microglobulin is a human leukocyte antibody (HLA) major histocompatibility antigen that exists with increased numbers on white blood cells (WBCs) and particularly on lymphatic cells. Production of this protein is increased as these cells are produced or […]
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Neutrophil Gelatinase–Associated Lipocalin

There are no early markers for acute or chronic renal disease. Serum creatinine levels rise only after there has been significant renal impairment and injury. It is important to note that the earlier renal disease or injury is identified, the more successfully it can be treated. Early treatment also helps to lower the morbidity associated […]
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Lactoferrin

Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein expressed by activated neutrophils. The detection of lactoferrin in a fecal sample therefore serves as a surrogate marker for inflammatory white blood cells (WBCs) in the intestinal tract. WBCs in the stool are not stable and may be easily destroyed by temperature changes, delays in testing, and toxins within the stool. […]
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