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Automated Test for Galectin-3 Cleared for Chronic Heart Failure Prognosis

Higher levels of galectin-3 are associated with a more aggressive form of heart failure, which may make identification of high-risk patients using galectin-3 testing an important part of patient care.  More...
22 Jul 2015
Image: Joint inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis is typically symmetrical, occurring on both sides of the body at the same time (Photo courtesy of Dr. Melinda Ratini).

Immunoassays Could Predict Drug Failure in Arthritis Patients

Biologic drugs have dramatically improved the long-term health of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis reducing symptoms as well as joint damage and disability, but in about one in five patients the treatment stops working after a few months limiting their effectiveness.  More...
21 Jul 2015
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Longitudinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarker Changes Predict Dementia

Changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease during midlife as seen in brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults may help identify those who will develop dementia years later.  More...
21 Jul 2015
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Measurement of Calcium-Binding Protein Diagnoses Intracranial Hemorrhage

Cranial computed tomography scans and hospital admission are increasingly performed to rule out intracranial hemorrhage in patients after minor head injury, particularly in older patients and in those receiving antiplatelet therapy.  More...
20 Jul 2015

Blood Test Biomarker Differentiates Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer

A new biomarker that successfully differentiated patients with pancreatic cancer from those with another pancreatic disease could lead to a blood test that detects pancreatic cancer early enough for curative surgery to be feasible.  More...
14 Jul 2015

Powerful Innovations in Diagnostics Unveiled at EuroMedLab 2015

New systems presented by Roche include a new standard for immunology testing, an integrated platform for hematology diagnostics, and a high-throughput analyzer to perform HbA1c tests for blood glucose management. Also, evidence was presented for a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin test to provide earlier and more accurate diagnosis of heart attacks.  More...
01 Jul 2015

Flow Cytometry Simultaneously Detects Immune Complexes Attached to Erythrocytes

Immune complexes attached to erythrocyte membrane are involved in autoimmune hemolytic anemia pathogenesis and currently, direct antiglobulin test is used for AIHA diagnosis, but its performance can vary.  More...
01 Jul 2015


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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