Lecture_22_Objectives

Lecture_22_Objectives - Lecture 22 Objectives At the...

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Lecture 22 Objectives At the completion of the lecture and the assigned reading, the student should be able to: 1) Define the following terms [including what cell(s) the term applies to]: Serology – study of noncellular components in blood ELISA – enzyme immunoassay (adaptable to many Ags) window period – period in which someone can be infected but test negative false negative – test come up negative when really positive false positive – give a positive but really negative indeterminate – one or more bands that do not meet the criteria for positive 2) Identify the two main analytes that can be measured in serological tests for infectious disease. Detection of pathogen Ag or host Ab to the pathogen 3) Interpret HIV screening and confirmatory test results using the CDC testing algorithm for HIV diagnosis. (For example, if the screening test is negative, the interpretation would be that the patient does not have HIV infection.) If negative – report negative If positive – repeat in duplicate on same serum sample
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2008 for the course MT 434 taught by Professor Hoag during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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