The diagnostic spectrum of the clinical immunological laboratory encompasses the areas autoimmune diagnostics, infectious serology, serological allergy diagnostics and molecular genetics.
The following techniques are mainly used: indirect immunofluorescence, enzyme immunotests, luminescence immunotests, radioimmunoassays (RIA) and microarrays.
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Bacteria, viruses and fungi can be harmless or they can cause severe disease. An exact diagnosis is required before implementing target therapy. In many cases antibody determination is necessary alongside direct pathogen detection.
In collaboration with EUROIMMUN AG, we have helped to direct the diagnostic advances in this area. Test techniques are constantly being optimised and diagnostics for new infections developed. Thanks to customised antigens, e.g. for Borrelia diagnostics, infection-induced antibodies can now be more thoroughly differentiated than even a few years ago. Over 50 different antibodies can be identified in a single incubation by indirect immunofluorescence using BIOCHIP Mosaics.
The determination of antibody avidity using ELISA, indirect immunofluorescence or immunoblot also provides doctors with important information about the immune status of patients.
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