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Image: Blood smear of child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Photo courtesy of Ohio State University).

Gene Mutation Identified That Can Trigger Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Some familial platelet disorders are associated with predisposition to leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome or dyserythropoietic anemia.  More...
06 Jul 2015
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New Assay Rapidly Detects Toxigenic C. difficile

A new assay is available for simple, rapid detection of pathogenic Clostridium difficile in fecal samples using the CE-marked GenRead molecular diagnostics system.  More...
02 Jul 2015
ADVANCED INSTRUMENTS
KARL HECHT GMBH & CO KG
DIASYS DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS
Image: Blastocystis hominis cyst-like forms in wet mounts under differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy (Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

TF-Test Modified as New Diagnostic Tool for Human Enteroparasitosis

Intestinal parasitosis is highly prevalent worldwide, being among the main causes of illness and death in humans and currently, laboratory diagnosis of the intestinal parasites is accomplished through manual technical procedures, mostly developed decades ago, which justifies the development of more sensitive and practical techniques.   More...
02 Jul 2015
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Efficient Molecular Method Detects Pathogenic Leptospires

The diagnosis of leptospirosis, which primarily relies on antiquated serotyping methods, is particularly challenging due to presentation of non-specific symptoms shared by other febrile illnesses, often leading to misdiagnosis.   More...
30 Jun 2015
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CE Marking Received for New HIV-1 and HCV RNA Assays

CE Marking has been received for real-time PCR assays for rapid, quantitative determination in human plasma of Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 and of Hepatitis C Virus RNA using the high-performance DxN VERIS system.  More...
25 Jun 2015
WATERS CORPORATION
Image: Cytomegalovirus infection with basophilic nuclear inclusions with perinuclear halo and granular basophilic cytoplasmic inclusions (Photo courtesy of Dr. Yale Rosen, MD).

T-Spot Cytomegalovirus Test Receives CE Marking Approval

Cytomegalovirus is an important and common cause of morbidity and mortality in solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients.  More...
23 Jun 2015
Image: The T2Dx fully automated clinical multiplex, bench top diagnostics system (Photo courtesy of T2 Biosystems).

Pediatric Sepsis Diagnosed in Hours vs. Days

The rapid detection of Candida enables physicians to provide targeted treatment quickly, and studies have shown this can reduce a positive sepsis patient's length of stay in the hospital by almost nine days.  More...
22 Jun 2015


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