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Novel Chemiluminescent Immunoassay Detects Toxoplasma in Human Sera

Toxoplasmosis is common disease in humans and animals caused by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii and while this disease in healthy people is usually asymptomatic, in congenital cases and immune deficient patients it can lead to serious pathological effects. More...
26 Jul 2016
Image: The ARIES systems are crafted to increase laboratory efficiency, ensure result accuracy, and fit seamlessly into today\'s lean laboratory (Photo courtesy of Luminex).

FDA Approves Molecular Diagnostics Platform for Smaller Labs

A latest-generation molecular diagnostics platform due to be released to the clinical laboratory market in the near future has already been cleared for use by the [U.S.] Food and Drug Administration (FDA). More...
25 Jul 2016
Image: New research uses DNA technology to detect a wide range of substances (Photo courtesy of ScienceBlog).

DNA-Based Platform Detects Traces of Molecules from Broad Range of Sources

Researchers have harnessed synthetic DNA technology to develop a super-efficient nanomachine that detects trace amounts of substances that range from viruses and bacteria to cocaine and metals. More...
19 Jul 2016
Image: The GloCyte system delivers highly accurate and precise total nucleated cell (TNC) and red blood cell (RBC) counts in samples of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (Photo courtesy of Advanced Instruments).

Automated Cerebrospinal Fluid Cell Counter Granted USA Diagnostics Marketing Approval

The [U.S.] Food and Drug Administration has granted diagnostic use marketing approval (510(k) clearance) for an automated cell counting system that accurately quantifies the low number of cells found in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). More...
18 Jul 2016
Image: The prototype of a rapid, low-cost genetic test for the Zika virus. The patient provides a saliva sample, and the appearance of a blue color in the device\'s lid indicates the presence of the virus (Photo courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania).

Field Test for Zika Virus Combines PCR Components into a Single Low Cost Unit

A prototype PCR-based field test for the detection of the Zika virus (ZIKV) incorporates all required components and delivers accurate results in only about 40 minutes. More...
18 Jul 2016
Image: A chemist holds a prototype test strip for diagnosing diseases including cancer and malaria (Photo courtesy of Pam Frost Gorder).

Cheap Paper Strips Developed for Disease Diagnostics

Current analytical methods, either point-of care or centralized detection, are not able to meet recent demands of patient-friendly testing and increased reliability of results. More...
13 Jul 2016

Mobile Phone-Based Microscopes Diagnose Intestinal Parasites

Handheld, mobile phone-based microscopes can be used in developing countries after minimal training of community laboratory technicians to diagnose intestinal parasites quickly and accurately. More...
13 Jul 2016

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