What is an Antibody Titer
A titer is a measurement of the amount or concentration of a substance in a solution. It usually refers to the amount of medicine or antibodies found in a patient's blood.
In diagnosis titer is a measurement used to show
the presence and amount of antibodies in blood. The test shows the amount of
antibodies are in the blood. The antibodies can develop as a result of a
particular type of tissue, cell, bacteria, virus, or other external substance.
One common function of the antibody titer is to detect antibodies that the body has made to fight off a certain disease. Sometimes this is done to check whether a person has gotten a vaccine against a disease. It can also see if someone has natural immunity due to having the disease in the past. This test may be useful in the diagnosis of the following diseases:
Epstein-Barr virus infection,
Another major function of the test is to show antibodies that are attacking ones own body. It is used to diagnose many autoimmune diseases such as
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