The Weil-Felix seroprevalence is used as an initial screening test to diagnose Rickets infections.
The Weil-Felix serotype reaction is based on the principle that certain strains of the genus Proteus (Proteus) have common bodily antigens with certain species of the genus Rickettsia (Ricketsia). Thus, sera from patients with Rickettsia infections will fuse with Proteus antigen suspensions. Proteus OX19 antigen suspension reacts strongly with the serum of patients with Rickettsia infection of the typhoid group (Rickettsia prowazekii, Rickettsia typhi) and Rocky Stain Fever (Rickettsia rickettsii). Proteus OX2 antigen suspension strongly reacts with sera of patients with smear fever infections (eg Rickettsia conorii), while Proteus OXK antigen suspension reacts strongly with sera of Rickettia-infected patients (Rickettsia typhus).
Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. Correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".
Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.
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