Complement Assay

Serum complement is a group of globulin proteins that act as enzymes. These enzymes facilitate the immunologic and inflammatory response. The complement system is important for destroying foreign cells and isolating “foreign” antigens. The total complement, sometimes labeled CH50, is made up of nine major components, C1 through C9. Besides these major components, there are […]
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Human Lymphocyte Antigen

What are Antigens? Antigen stands for Antibody Generator.Antigens are molecules that trigger an immune response which leads to the generation of antibodies depending on the type of the Antigen itself.   There are two types of Antigens; there are that are created by the human body depending on the person’s genetic code, this type is known […]
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HIV Serology Test

HIV is also known as human T-lymphotrophic virus, type III (HTLV-III), or the lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV). There are two types of human immunodeficiency viruses, types 1 and 2. Type 1 is most prevalent in the United States and Western Europe. Type 2 is mostly limited to Western African nations. Those at high risk for AIDS […]
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Cell Surface Immunophenotyping

Cell Surface Immunophenotyping is a test used to detect the progressive depletion of CD4 T lymphocytes, which is associated with an increased likelihood of clinical complications from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Test results can indicate if a patient with AIDS is at risk for developing opportunistic infections. It is also used to confirm the diagnosis […]
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