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02 Oct 2016 - 05 Oct 2016
10 Oct 2016 - 12 Oct 2016


Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Recommended

Tuberculosis remains an important preventable disease, including active tuberculosis infection, which may be infectious and latent infection (LTBI), which is asymptomatic and not infectious, but can later reactivate and progress to active disease. More...
29 Sep 2016
Image: The C Scanner high-resolution microarray scanner (Photo courtesy of Agilent Technologies).

Method Developed Predicts Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that mainly affects young adults and it is not currently possible to know which individuals with multiple sclerosis, a life-long condition, risk developing severe disease. More...
28 Sep 2016
Sekisui Diagnostics
Image: The BS-380 automatic biochemistry analyzer (Photo courtesy of Mindray).

Novel Turbidimetric Immunoassay Evaluated for Fecal Calprotectin

Calprotectin is a multifunctional protein that plays an important role in the diagnosis and follow-up of inflammatory bowel disease and high levels of calprotectin in stool samples are associated with inflammation of the intestinal tract. More...
28 Sep 2016

Optimal Rule-Out Biomarker Strategy Developed for Acute MI

Assessment of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) represents a major clinical challenge, since the majority of patients do not have a final diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). More...
27 Sep 2016

Field Performance for Rapid Detection of Influenza Virus Analyzed

Clinical differentiation of influenza A virus from infections caused by influenza B virus and the other viruses is unreliable, however effective antiviral treatment is only available for influenza A virus infections and must be administered early in the course of disease to be effective. More...
27 Sep 2016
Image: The Niji test specific disposable cartridge for measuring total immunoglobulin E (IgE) from whole blood (Photo courtesy of Novartis).

POC Diagnostic Tool Introduced for Allergic Disorder Biomarker

Identifying patients with uncontrolled asthma mediated by immunoglobulin E remains an area of high unmet need and it is estimated that in Europe, more than 30 million people are affected by asthma, and approximately half of patients remain uncontrolled. More...
20 Sep 2016
Image: The semi-quantitative Calprotectin 50 + 200 combo card test (Photo courtesy of CerTest Biotec).

Sensitive Clinical Marker Defined for Ulcerative Colitis Evolution

The two main subtypes of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are characterized by episodes of inflammatory activity and remission and determination of disease activity remains challenging, with most clinical scores correlating poorly with the inflammatory state. More...
20 Sep 2016

The Immunology channel of LabMedica deals with diagnostic techniques and immuonassays such as ELISA, pregnancy tests, immunoblotting, immunohistochemical staining, serology, and associated hardware.
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