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Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test

Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test

Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test: Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test is an immunological assay to detect infectious organisms in lung secretions (sputum). Fluorescent-tagged antibodies made in the laboratory will react with a specific antigen from the infectious agent if present in the sputum; fluorescence indicates a positive result.

Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test: Other Names

Other names for Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test include:

  • DFA
  • Sputum direct fluorescent antibody test

Symptoms Associated with Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test:

Diseases Associated with Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test:

  • Fungal infection causing pneumonia (e.g. Mycoplasma pneumoniae)
  • Legionnaire's disease (Legionella pneumophila)

Basic Information: Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Direct fluorescent antibody - sputum test' may be involved.

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