Immunological tests are a series of laboratory analyses and specialized tests that detect infections or disorders of the immune system.
The immune system’s role is to protect the body from pathogens by neutralizing toxins, pathogenic microorganisms, and cancer cells.
However, the immune system does not always work effectively. It can also turn against non-pathogenic organisms or even body cells.
An immunological test can detect a disease, assess its course, and help in treatment management.
Autoimmune diseases are diseases that occur when the immune system attacks the cells and the organs of the body.
Indicatively, the following diseases are related to autoimmune disorders:
Depending on the profile of the autoimmune disease, the following immunological tests can take place:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases or infections that are transmitted from person to person mainly through sexual behavior. Some STDs can be transmitted through contact with infected blood or from mother to baby during childbirth or breastfeeding.
A full screening for STDs includes:
Using state-of-the-art devices, PLUS microbiology laboratory conducts a series of routine analyses and specialized tests that detect:
Specialized immunological analyzers run the measurements. An experienced Medical Biopathologist evaluates the results before sending them to the patient.
Immunology analyzer that utilizes electrochemiluminescence technology for high precision results.
Immunology analyzer with the ability to analyze 86 samples per hour, for rapid control and diagnosis of diseases.
Immunology analyzer that uses enzymatic chemiluminescence immunoassay to detect antibodies.
Well-trained staff with experience in immunoassays and ongoing scientific training.
CRP or c-reactive protein is a protein produced by the liver in response to an inflammation or infection. Under normal circumstances, blood does not have high levels of CRP concentrations.
In case of cell necrosis (infection by pathogen, trauma, cancer, autoimmune disorders), CRP levels increase. However, CRP is a non-specific indicator, which means that it cannot diagnose a specific disease.
RAST test is a blood test that determines the substances, to which a person might be allergic.
Usually, it is used to confirm results of dermatological allergy tests that indicate a significant degree of sensitivity.
RAST test is highly specialized, as it checks the blood for specific IgE antibodies. Through a graduated measurement, it checks and determines whether a person is sensitive to various allergens.
PLUS diagnostic center performs RAST test for the diagnosis of allergies.