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Recent Developments in Diagnostic Immunology – A Comprehensive Review on Future Avenues


Received On: 23/05/2012
Accepted On: 11/06/2012


Author(s)

Rao, S.H., Gupta, A.S., Bidwai, A.N., Patil, T.S., Godbole, R.V.


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Abstract

Diagnostic Immunology is a collective term for a variety of diagnostic techniques that rely on the specificity of the bond between antibodies and antigens. There are many different tests and techniques which are used for diagnosis of different diseases. These advanced techniques help in the early detection of various chronic diseases such as cancer etc. and help in the cure of the disease immediately. These tests are serological tests and are mainly categorized into two parts: direct and indirect. There are 6 techniques which are used on a larger scale for the use of diagnostic immunology, ELISA being one of them. Diagnostic Immunology has its own advantages and disadvantages. Advantages being more, it is advisable to use these advanced techniques rather than the traditional ones for better diagnosis, because it helps in early detection of chronic diseases. There are many options of tests to choose from, the tests can be chosen suitable to our convenience, urgency, cost effectiveness, accuracy etc. All these tests are affordable and easily available everywhere. Many tests can be undergone easily even at primary levels because of the portability of the devices. As many of these tests are automated, computerized, they provide accurate and immediate results. This helps in better diagnosis again.


Keywords

Diagnostic, Immunology, Antigen, Antibodies, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), Cancer, Devices

Cite This Article

Rao, S.H., Gupta, A.S., Bidwai, A.N., Patil, T.S., Godbole, R.V. (2012). Recent Developments in Diagnostic Immunology - A Comprehensive Review on Future Avenues, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 1(2), 346-359.


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