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Diagnostic Tests for Acute Rhinosinusitis Infections Reviewed

Acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) is defined as inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by viral or bacterial infection, and typically presents with facial pain or pressure, purulent nasal discharge, fever, cacosmia or hyposmia, and double sickening. More...
28 Oct 2016

Low Cost Method Examines Single Leukemic Cells

Leukemia is a disease in which each cell can exhibit different genetic traits, and a cheap way has been developed to examine the individual cells and this breakthrough could transform leukemia treatment. More...
28 Oct 2016
Mayo Medical Laboratories
Image: A photomicrograph of a bone marrow showing stromal macrophages containing numerous red blood cells in their cytoplasm from a patient with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (Photo courtesy of Nephron).

Prognostic Factors in Children with HLH Investigated

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare disease characterized by a rapidly fatal hematological disorder usually associated with malignancies and severe infections and it presents with prolonged high fever that could not be controlled by antibiotics. More...
27 Oct 2016
Image: The Xprecia Stride coagulation analyzer brings hemostasis testing accuracy and quality from lab to simple point-of-care. Color-coded caps can be used to designate users or locations (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).

Handheld Coagulation Analyzer Recieves FDA Clearance

For the first time, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance for a point-of-care (POC) Prothrombin Time / International Normalized Ratio (PT/INR) device based on the new rules published in March 2016. Winner of multiple design awards (e.g. Red Dot Award and iFDesign Award), the device includes a number of innovations and features not found on most other POC analyzers. More...
18 Oct 2016
Image: The COULTER AcT diff2 hematology analyzer (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter).

Quantitative Fetomaternal Hemorrhage Assessed with Lab Tests

Fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) assessment is usually used to determine anti-D immunoglobulin dose in postpartum prophylaxis of the hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN). More...
06 Oct 2016
Image: A bag of donor’s blood before cross matching and transfusion (Photo courtesy of the Nursing Times).

Body Surface Area Helps Predict Response to Blood Transfusion

The risks associated with unnecessary transfusion of blood products, including infections, transfusion reactions, and, in some clinical situations, alloimmunization, makes a judicious approach to transfusion is of the utmost importance. More...
06 Oct 2016
Image: The CAL 8000 hematology automation line consisting of the BC-6800 and SC-120 (Photo courtesy of Mindray).

Performance of Hematology Analyzer and Peripherals Evaluated

The complete blood count and leukocyte differential count are the basic, most common tests in hematology laboratories. More tests can be performed at the same time; labor reduced, and results made more precise by an advanced automated hematology analyzer and slidemaker/stainer. More...
05 Oct 2016

The Hematology channel at LabMedica covers the all aspect of plasma, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and blood banking, as well as related lab tools and techniques.
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