Good science assists diagnosis
Diagnosis of infectious diseases is an imperfect science. The emergence of new diseases and the variable responses of individuals to infection present constant challenges to public health and medicine. Laboratory testing is a vital part of the diagnostic process, contributing objective results which complement clinical findings to help establish the cause of disease.
Immunetics has developed and markets tests based on ELISA and Western Blot methodologies which are rapid, cost-effective diagnostic tools for the clinical laboratory.
A new generation of ELISAs based on defined antigens is now replacing the earlier generation of tests using cellular components. The benefits include:
- Improved immunologic specificity
- Reduced false positive rates due to absence of cross reactivity with other infections
- Increased sensitivity due to better recognition of the antigen by antibodies
- More reproducible and consistent tests
Immunetics has also developed highly accurate Western Blot tests for HIV and Cysticercosis. These tests have been licensed from the NIH as proven confirmatory methods that complement rapid screening tests for these infections.