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Flow Cytometry Rapidly Determines Specific Interleukin-6 Activity

The measurement of the specific activity of a given cytokine often requires a time-consuming and tedious bioassay based upon its effect on the proliferation, chemotaxis, or toxicity of a factor-dependent cell line.  More...
30 Oct 2014
Image: Immunofluorescence staining pattern of ANCA using FITC conjugate demonstrates presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). Top left - PR3 antibodies on ethanol-fixed neutrophils showing a cytoplasmic ANCA pattern. Bottom left - PR3 antibodies on formalin-fixed neutrophils showing a cytoplasmic ANCA pattern. Top right - MPO antibodies on ethanol-fixed neutrophils showing a perinuclear ANCA pattern. Bottom right - MPO antibodies on formalin-fixed neutrophils showing a cytoplasmic ANCA pattern (Photo courtesy of  Wikimedia Commons).

Monitoring ANCA Levels Helps Predict Relapse of Systemic Vasculitis in Patients with Kidney Involvement

Repeated measurement of levels of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies predicts likelihood of relapse in patients suffering from systemic vasculitis with kidney involvement.  More...
29 Oct 2014
DiagCor Bioscience
DRG International

Diagnostic Test Kits for Dengue Virus Detection Evaluated

Laboratory diagnosis of dengue with a single serum specimen obtained during the acute phase of the illness requires tests to detect immunoglobulin M antibodies to Dengue virus or the virus genome.  More...
28 Oct 2014

Serum Prostate-Specific Antigen Measured by Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Prostate-specific antigen is a widely used blood test for detection and monitoring of prostate disease and many clinicians assume that all test methods produce essentially the same results, though differences do exist.   More...
23 Oct 2014

Circulating Exosomes Analysis Uses Microfluidic Technology

A new microfluidic approach has been developed to streamline and expedite the exosome analysis pipeline by integrating specific immunoisolation and targeted protein analysis of circulating exosomes.  More...
23 Oct 2014
Life Technologies
Image:  View across the 2-fold icosahedral axis of the Coxsackievirus B3 (Photo courtesy of Jean-Yves Sgro).

Prenatal Viral Exposure May Cause Type 1 Diabetes

Women who contract a viral infection during pregnancy transmit viruses to their genetically susceptible fetuses, sparking the development of type 1 diabetes.   More...
22 Oct 2014

Blood Test Determines Esophageal Cancer Patient Treatment Options

A blood test that may be beneficial in indicating neoadjuvant treatment regimens for patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma has been introduced.   More...
21 Oct 2014

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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