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Common Diagnostic Procedures of the Lymphatic System

TermDefinition
computerized tomography (CT scan) producing an image using a computer to analyze the variance in absoption of a radiographic beam to evaluate abnormalities of lymphoid organs
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) blood test to detect antibodies in suspected HIV exposure, administered three to six months after suspected exposure
gallium scan radioactive gallium is injected into the bloodstream and then the scan produces images where the gallium collects, used for Hodgkin's disease
immunoassay blood or urine test that uses the binding of antibodies to antigens to identify and measure certain substances
immunoelectrophoresis blood test that separates human immunoglobulins
lymphangiogram xray is taken after dye is injected into the lymph vessels to track lymph movement
lymphangiography injection of radiopaque dye into the lymphatic vessel then xrays are taken of the lymphatic channels and lymph nodes
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images from magnetic fields of tissues and organs
protein electrophoresis blood test to measure the levels of globulins in the blood
western blot test to confirm the presence of HIV or other antibodies
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