Immunology/Serology

serology immunology

Serology refers to the diagnostic identification of antibodies in the serum. Such antibodies are typically formed in response to an infection (against a given microorganism), against other foreign proteins (in response, for example, to a mismatched blood transfusion), or to one’s own proteins (in instances of autoimmune disease).

In this department, we test antibody, antigen and own proteins from blood or other body fluids by different technique such as immune blotting, ECLIA, ELISA, agglutination, precipitation to help physicians determine whether an infection occurred recently or years ago.

Serological tests may also be used forensically, specifically for a piece of evidence (e.g., linking a rapist to semen sample).

Submitting specimens

  • Whole blood: Refrigerated specimens must be received within 24 hours of the time of collection.
  • Serum separated from clot: Refrigerated specimens must be received within 48 hours of the time of collection. Frozen specimens must be received within six months of collection.
  • CSF: Refrigerated specimens must be received within 48 hours from the time of collection. Frozen specimens must be received within six months of collection.
  • Please label specimen packaging with storage temperature so the courier can maintain the proper temperature.

Tests performed:

COMPLIMENT CONCERNTRATION C3
COMPLIMENT CONCERNTRATION C4
TUMOR MARKER CA15.3 (COBAS ECLIA)
HEV (SPOT)
WIDEL TEST
HBV DNA (VIRAL LOAD)
HCV RNA
FREE TESTOSTERONE(COBAS ECLIA)
HEV IGM
FACTOR V ( LADEN)
ASO QUANTITATIVE
CRP QUANTITATIVE
RF QUANTITATIVE
HBV DNA
FSH:LH RATIO
CMV IGG
SODIUM VALPROIC ACID LEVEL
PARA THYROID HORMONE(COBAS ECLIA)
H.PYLORI ANTIGEN IN STOOL
FOOD DECTIVE  TEST
ANTI HAV IGM
RVT
HBV DNA PCR
ANTI HBSAG
RVT I & II(SPOT)
IGE TEST
CYFRA 21-1(COBAS ECLIA)
HCV (ECLIA)
LEPTOSPIRA IGM (IMMUNOCHROMATOGRAPHY)
ANTI PHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODY
INHIBIN A
HSV II IGM ANTIBODY
HSV II IGG ANTIBODY
IGM TEST
IGA TEST
ANTI SMITH ANTIBODY
URINARY CORTISOL(COBAS ECLIA)
 ANTI  CARDIOLIPIN IGG
ANTICARDIOLIPIN IGM
ANTI GAD ANTIBODY
UNCONJUGATED ESTRADIOL
HEP A
HEP B
ANTI THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY; ANTI TG
HELICOBACTER PYLORI, IGG
ANTI K-39IGG/IGM
NT PRO-BNP(COBAS ECLIA)
HAV(SPOT)
HCV (SPOT)
HBSAG (SPOT)
HORMONE PROLACTIN (COBAS ECLIA)
ANTI DS DNA (ELISA)
ANTI HBEAG/ANTI- HBE
ANTIBODIES TO HCV (COBAS ECLIA)
ANTI-CCP (COBAS ECLIA)
BETA HCG IN SERUM (COBAS ECLIA)
BRUCELLA ANTIGEN TEST
BRUCELLA AB TITER
DENGUE IGG/IGM
ESTRADIOL(COBAS ECLIA)
FERRITN (COBAS ECLIA)
FOLATE (COBAS ECLIA)
H. PYLORI -IC
H. PYLORI IGG ANTIBODY(ELISA)
HBEAB (COBAS ECLIA)
HBSAG CONFIRMATORY (COBAS ECLIA)
HEPATITIS ANTI-HBS(HBSAB) (COBAS ECLIA)
HEPATITIS HEV IGM
MALARIA PARASITE-MICROSCOPY
HORMONE ESTROGEN(COBAS ECLIA)
HORMONE FSH (COBAS ECLIA)
HORMONE LH (COBAS ECLIA)
HORMONE PROGESTERONE (COBAS ECLIA)
HORMONE PTH (COBAS ECLIA)
TUMOR MARKER CA72.4 (COBAS ECLIA)
MTB-PCR
HORMONE TESTOSTERONE  (COBAS ECLIA)
HIV I & II (SPOT)
ANTI NUCLEAR ANTIBODY / FACTOR (ANA / ANF),IFA (HEP-2) IN DILUTIONS
HORMONE ACTH
HSV-I & II IGM ANTIBODY-ELISA
VITAMIN D TOTAL  (COBAS  ECLIA)
HSV-I IGG ANTIBODY-ELISA
 B-HCG IN URINE QUANTITATIVE (COBAS ECLIA)
HSV-II IGG ANTIBODY-ELISA
ANA( ELISA)
IGM -ELISA
ANTI DS- DNA(ELISA)
INFLUENZA VIRUS A & B ANTIGEN
INSULIN (COBAS ECLIA)
LEISHMANIA ANTIBODY K39
LEPTOSPIRA IGG/ IGM
MALARIAL ANTIGEN DETECTION
ACETYLCHOLINE RCEPTOR ANTIBODY
RA QUANTITATIVE
RA TITER
SALMONELLA AGGLUTINATION TEST (WIDAL)
THYROGLOBULIN(TG) (COBAS ECLIA)
TPHA TEST
TUMOR MARKER AFP (COBAS ECLIA)
TUMOR MARKER CA 19.9 (COBAS ECLIA)
TUMOR MARKER CA125 (COBAS ECLIA)
TUMOR MARKER CEA (COBAS ECLIA)
TUMOR MARKER FREE PSA (COBAS ECLIA)
TUMOR MARKER TOTAL PSA (COBAS ECLIA)
VDRL
VDRL IN DILUTION
VITAMIN B12 (COBAS ECLIA)
ANTIBODY TO HEPATITIS B SURFACE AG(ANTI HBS/ANTI-HBSAG)
HORMONE CORTISOL (COBAS ECLIA)