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Image: Blood smear showing a male gametocyte of Plasmodium vivax (Photo courtesy of Dr. Mae Melvin).

Three Detection Methods Compared for Malaria Gametocytes

Gametocytes are the transmission stages of malaria parasites and as their density in the human host is typically low, they are often undetected by conventional light microscopy.  More...
28 Aug 2014
Image: Leishmania amastigotes from a smear of a patient with cutaneous leishmaniasis (Photo courtesy of University of California, Los Angeles).

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Diagnosed by Press Imprint Smear

The diagnostic method of choice for cutaneous leishmaniasis historically has been microscopic demonstration of the parasite and isolation of the protozoa in culture and detection of parasite DNA by molecular diagnostic methods.  More...
28 Aug 2014
Image: The Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay, the IMMY CrAg LFA (Photo courtesy of Immuno-Mycologics Inc).

Cryptococcal Disease Determined by Lateral Flow Assays

The detection of subclinical cryptococcal disease using antigen screening among human immunodeficiency virus-positive individuals presents a potential opportunity for prevention of both clinical disease and death.   More...
27 Aug 2014
Image: Scanning electron micrograph of a Trichomonas vaginalis trophozoite (Photo courtesy of Dr. Dennis Kunkel).

LAMP Assay Developed for Trichomoniasis

A loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay targeting a repeated DNA species-specific sequence was developed for detection of Trichomonas vaginalis, the causative agent of trichomoniasis.  More...
26 Aug 2014

Lyophilized Mastermixes and qPCR Kits Assist Pathogen Detection

A range of real-time polymerase chain reaction kits is offered for human pathogen detection, food testing, veterinary and agricultural testing, biothreat detection, and more.  More...
26 Aug 2014

Urinary Biomarker Discovered in Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease.  More...
21 Aug 2014

Modern Methods Accurately Detects Cervical Cancer

The newer Papanicolaou test and human papilloma virus screening more accurately identify precancerous cellular changes that potentially develop into cervical cancer.  More...
20 Aug 2014


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