A serology blood test is performed to detect and measure the levels of antibodies as a result of exposure to a particular bacteria or virus.
When we are exposed to bacteria or viruses (antigens), the body’s immune system produces specific antibodies against the organism.
Antibody levels (antibody titer) help physicians to determine whether an infection occured recently, or occured years ago.
Serologic tests are available for:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Typhoid Fever
- H. Pylori