The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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Keywords: Chlamydia antibody
5-10 mL blood in plain tube.
Acute and convalescent (2-6 weeks) samples are required.
Atypical pneumonia, Pneumonia in the first 6 months of life.
Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV).
Assessment of infertility.
Interpretation depends on the clinical context.
Tests detect antibodies against a group antigen (LGV-1) shared by Chlamydophila psittaci and Chlamydia trachomatis.
A four-fold rise in IgG, or the presence of IgM, indicates recent psittacosis or Lymphogranuloma venereum.
Chlamydia antibodies are not useful for the diagnosis of current genital tract infection or trachoma caused by non-LGV-1 strains of C. trachomatis.
The presence of IgM antibodies supports the diagnosis of C. trachomatis pneumonia in neonates although negative results do not exclude the possibility.
See also Genital swab.
Hammerschlag MR. Clin Microbiol Newslett 2001; 23: 107 - 111.
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