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    How can diseases be diagnosed using specific antibodies?

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    There are two ways in which this can be used, depending on the sample under investigation. A sample from a patient that may contain the infectious agent itself can be screened against a panel of antibodies against known pathogens, to determine if any of these can neutralize the pathogen. For example, if the sample contains poliovirus, the sample would be incubated with an antibody ...

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    Diagnosis of a disease is discussed, referencing the two methods.