Thirty HCWs (10 high-risk and 20 low-risk) completed the serial serologic testing (Table); however, the baseline serologic tests
were obtained [approximately equal to] 3 weeks after the initial exposure because of the delay in identifying Brucella in the culture of the aspirate.
Based on the serologic tests
, there are a myriad of presentations that don't fit into any one pattern," which explains why physicians often don't recognize it or test for it, Dr.
Infection caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum (TP) is diagnosed by direct examination of suspicious lesion material and conventional serologic tests
Interval between symptoms, notification, collection of the first serologic tests
, hospitalization and duration of hospitalizations for patients with cases of HPS in the Sobradinho Indian settlement, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, January 2010 * Interval, d No.
Because most pregnant women receive their diagnosis during the chronic, asymptomatic stage of Chagas disease, screening with 2 sequential serologic tests
is the most efficient strategy for detection of infection (12).
In addition, recent VZV-IgG serologic tests
indicated that the antibody titer is still high (1:80 on the basis of 1:10 of a positive criterion).
The serologic tests
including direct hemagglutination, latex agglutination, immunoelectrophoresis, skin tests, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay are widely used to confirm the diagnosis, although they are associated with false-negative and false-positive results.
Sategna-Guidetti (Clin Chem 2001;47:1722-5), and "Comparative Evaluation of Serologic Tests
for Celiac Disease Diagnosis and Follow-Up", by S.
Most experts recommend against use of IgM serologic tests
Additional serologic tests
, imaging, or biopsies were performed at the discretion of the clinic physicians.