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Undiagnosed Chagas Disease Emerging as Public Health Threat

Chagas disease or American trypanosomiasis is typically spread to people through the feces of blood-sucking triatomine bugs sometimes called kissing bugs because they feed on people's faces during the night.  More...
25 Nov 2014
Image: A unit of typed platelets for transfusion (Photo courtesy of Seth Eisenberg, RN).

Guidelines Issued on Appropriate Use of Platelet Transfusion

Platelet transfusions are administered to prevent or treat bleeding in patients with quantitative or qualitative platelet disorders and new guidelines have been issued that specify clinical situations in which platelet transfusion is recommended in adult patients.  More...
24 Nov 2014
DiagCor Bioscience
Image: Immunochromatographic strip test for Hb Bart’s in blood samples of α0-thalassemia heterozygote and individuals double heterozygous for homozygous Hb E and α0-thalassemia and α0β-thalassemia double heterozygote (Photo courtesy of Mahidol University).

Immunochromatographic Strip Endorsed for α-Thalassemia Screening

Thalassemia is an autosomal recessive inherited genetic disorder of the red blood cells causing by reduction or absence of one or more globin chains of hemoglobin (Hb) molecules.   More...
20 Nov 2014
Image: Quotient manufactures a range of reagent red cells for use in both patient and donor testing applications. All panels are manufactured from pre-selected donors, thus providing consistent high quality products (Photo courtesy of Quotient Limited).

New Reagent Red Cell Products Unveiled at Annual Blood Banking Meeting

Four new reagent red cell diagnostic products were unveiled at a blood banking meeting.  More...
03 Nov 2014
Image: Photomicrograph of a hypocellular bone marrow biopsy, due to lack of hematopoietic cells, from a patient with aplastic anemia (Photo courtesy of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas).

Gene Mutation Discovered in Blood Disorder Aplastic Anemia

A gene mutation has been discovered that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells.  More...
08 Oct 2014
Life Technologies

First in Diagnostics – Solid-State Technology Device Accredited in EU

The CE marking has been given for healthcare professional use of a new PT/INR blood-testing disposable diagnostic strip as part of the world’s first accredited diagnostic device based on a micro-electromechanical system.  More...
07 Oct 2014

Blood Gas Analyzer Supports Rapid Critical Point-of-Care Measurements

A novel miniature, patient dedicated in-line blood gas analyzer improves critical care by providing near real-time measurements at laboratory analyzer accuracy.  More...
02 Oct 2014

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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