We believe the availability of an accurate rapid Zika antibody test
will be a valuable tool to address current and potential future outbreaks, said Douglas A.
1 July 2014 - US point-of-care blood analysis systems developer Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) said Tuesday that its VetScan Canine Ehrlichia Antibody Test
Kit had been cleared by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Center for Veterinary Biologicals to be used for the rapid detection of canine Ehrlichia.
The OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test
(OraSure Technologies) is a rapid assay for the presumptive detection of HCV antibody in finger-stick capillary blood and venipuncture whole blood.
Researchers think that their results confirm that in areas of high HIV prevalence, the sensitivity of a single HIV antibody test
can be as low as 96% because of the presence of significant numbers of previously unrecognised acute HIV infections in the population being tested.
The study compared antibody levels in 139 serum specimens from patients with recent primary EBV infections (confirmed by both a positive heterophile antibody test
and an EBV antibody pattern compatible with recent infection) and in 40 specimens from healthy normal controls.
I performed a type-specific antibody test
for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) to determine if it was an old or new infection.
1) Of 109,788 persons tested, 622 were found to be HIV infected; of these, 21 were negative on the regular antibody test
but found to be infected by directly testing for the virus.
The adrenal antibody test
was, by far, the most efficient way to screen," said Dr.
It is correct, that for the purposes of the algorithm, we have assumed that all persons with a positive heterophile antibody test
had infectious mononucleosis and did not need to be routinely evaluated further virologically.
In the August Nature Medicine, they report results of giving an antibody test
The authors wrongly contend that the HIV antibody test
is plagued by false positives.
The OraQuick ADVANCE[R] Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test
, manufactured and sold by OraSure Technologies, is the first and only U.
In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick[R] Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test
(OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
In addition, fluorescence antibody test
results and immunohistochemical investigation of the neck biopsy specimen were positive (Figures 1 and 2).
If you've used an at-home HIV antibody test
purchased on the Internet in the last three years, you may want to get retested right away.