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Image: Histopathology of a liver chronically infected with Hepatitis C virus; necrosis and inflammation are prominent, and there is some steatosis as well (Photo courtesy of the University of Utah).

One-Step Test Developed for Hepatitis C Virus Infection

A cost-effective one-step test that screens, detects, and confirms Hepatitis C virus infections has been developed as an alternative to current blood-based Hepatitis C virus  testing that requires two steps and can be expensive, inconvenient, and not widely available or affordable globally.   More...
30 Nov 2015

Clinical Utility of Anti-Platelet Factor 4 ELISA Test Characterized

Diagnosing heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, a potentially catastrophic immune-mediated disorder, continues to pose significant challenges for clinicians, as both clinical and laboratory tools lack specificity.   More...
29 Nov 2015
Image: Immunohistochemistry of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) the major component of the filaments found in fibrillary and protoplasmic astrocytes in the brain. The protein is visualized as a brown deposit (Photo courtesy of Roy Ellis).

Childhood Concussions Detected by Blood Test

A blood test has been developed that can detect even the most subtle signs of a concussion in children, correctly identifying the presence of traumatic brain injuries in the majority of cases.  More...
25 Nov 2015

First Lab-in-a-Briefcase to Boost Global Early Diagnosis of Cancer

To help boost early cancer detection rates worldwide, scientists have developed an all-in-one portable mini-laboratory for point-of-care cancer screening, rapid detection, and monitoring. The prototype successfully tested for prostate cancer, and can operate at even at high temperatures often found in remote areas without air-conditioned clinics.  More...
18 Nov 2015

Early Warning Biomarker Found for Chronic Kidney Disease

A simple blood test for a specific protein can predict a person's chances of developing chronic kidney disease five years before symptoms emerge, thus doing for kidney disease what cholesterol has done for cardiovascular disease.   More...
18 Nov 2015
Sekisui Diagnostics
Image: Colored scanning electron micrograph of T-lymphocytes (pink) that recognize antigens on a tumor cell (yellow) through T-cell receptors (Photo courtesy of Steve Gschmeissner).

Breakthrough Technology Characterizes Immune Response

Assays enabling the identification and enumeration of antigen-specific T cells are critical tools in characterizing immune responses and harnessing T cell function for treatment of numerous diseases including cancer.  More...
16 Nov 2015

Simple Affordable Diagnostic Kit Developed for Chikungunya

Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness that while not often deadly causes severe, incapacitating and often chronic joint pain, is spreading globally and it can be difficult to diagnose and most tests available now are expensive and challenging to develop.  More...
11 Nov 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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