Unpublished data from the American Red Cross on validation of HCV antibody testing
also were reviewed.
A variation of standard antibody testing
, presently approved in the U.
So researchers did psychological and antibody testing
of 84 graduate students undergoing a series of three hepatitis B shots.
New-generation finger-stick whole-blood H pylori antibody testing
can be simple, inexpensive, and CLIA-exempt, and has a sensitivity and specificity comparable with that of quantitative serologic tests.
Like HIV antibody testing
, the new test is based on the concept that only people who are exposed to a given virus will develop antibodies to that virus.
These results clearly call into question all projections about HIV infection in Africa and elsewhere that are based on antibody testing
This information is based on the results from clinical trials submitted to the FDA and published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") in its Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Testing
during Labor and Delivery for Women of Unknown HIV Status: A Practical Guide and Model Protocol, released on January 30, 2004.
The CDC concedes that at least 40,000 "AIDS cases" were diagnosed on the basis of presumptive criteria--that is, without antibody testing
, on the basis of diseases such as Kaposi's sarcoma.
Anti-idiotypic antibody testing
, she says, will show that many of these patients who have until now been considered poor transplant candidates may in fact be ideal recipients.
In addition, Calypte and PathNet will work together to develop and implement outreach programs to notify PathNet's clients and other healthcare providers about the availability of Calypte's HIV-1 urine antibody testing