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What does IFA stand for?

IFA stands for Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay

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Indirect immunofluorescence assays were negative for likely viruses including influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, and parainfluenza viruses types 1 to 3.
Indirect immunofluorescence assay is not an FDA-approved test for confirming HIV-1 infection.
In conclusion, determination of both IA2-ab and GADA by radioligand binding assays based on recombinant antigens gave a frequency (89%) of islet autoimmunity in recently diagnosed diabetic children that corresponded well to that found by the indirect immunofluorescence assay for ICA (87%).
Current guidelines date to 1989, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) released recommendations for a sequential, two-test algorithm for serodiagnosis of HIV-1 infection, using an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for screening and either a Western blot (WB) or an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) to confirm screen-positive results.