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  • Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA): SFAF
    a laboratory test used to detect the presence of antibodies in the serum. ELISA is used for first-line screening for HIV antibodies; a positive result indicates that antibodies have been detected. The test is sensitive but not specific, and a positive ELISA is typically confirmed using a Western Blot assay.
    (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) A laboratory test to determine the presence of antibodies to HIV in the blood. A positive ELISA test generally is confirmed by the Western blot test. See also Antibodies; Western Blot.

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