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WESTERN BLOT

Bible DictionaryAids Glossary
a test used to see if the patient has HIV Disease. It is a blot consisting of a sheet of cellulose containing spots of protein for indentification by a molecular probe. This test looks for HIV antibodies -- a protein produced by the immune system as it tries to fight the HIV virus.
Bible DictionaryGlossary of HIV(AIDS)-Related Terms
A laboratory test for specific antibodies<!-- (see) --> to confirm repeatedly reactive results on the HIV ELISA<!-- (see) --> or EIA tests. In the U.S., Western Blot is the validation test used most often for confirmation of these other tests.
Bible DictionaryHIV Vaccine Glossary
a blood test to detect antibodies to several specific components of a virus such as HIV. This test is most often used to confirm a positive ELISA.
Bible DictionaryGlossary of HIV(AIDS) Terms
One of the major confirmatory tests for HIV antibodies in the blood (see Elisa).
Bible DictionaryDictionary of Medicine
A technique in molecular biology, used to separate and identify particular proteins. Called a Western blot merely because it has some similarity to a Southern blot (which is named after its inventor, the British biologist M.E. Southern).
See also: H. pylori , D.H.E. 45 , F & GPC , UA , JHU

 

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