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Image: The CellaVision DM96 digital cell morphology system is designed to automate the time-consuming, manual effort associated with traditional microscopy (Photo courtesy of CellaVision).

Different Clinical Hematology Lab Configurations Compared

Automated hematology analyzers are key clinical laboratory instruments that measure blood counts, identify subsets of nucleated blood cells, and flag specimens for further manual analysis. These analyzers range in price and functionality. More...
22 Apr 2019
Image: The TrueHb hemometer for hemoglobin measurement (Photo courtesy of Wrig Nanosystems).

POC Hemometer Compared with Hematology Analyzer

The burden of anemia remains unacceptably high in sub-Saharan Africa. It is linked to numerous life-threatening consequences like poor cognitive ability, diminished immunity and aggravated mortality. More...
18 Apr 2019
Image: A photomicrograph of acute myeloblastic leukemia from a bone marrow sample (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Immune Signature Drives Leukemia Relapse after Transplantation

Transplantation of hematopoietic cells from a healthy individual (allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT)) demonstrates that adoptive immunotherapy can cure blood cancers: still, post-transplantation relapses remain frequent. More...
11 Apr 2019
Image: The TEG 5000 Thrombelastograph Hemostasis Analyzer System is utilized to help assess bleeding and thrombotic risks, and to monitor antithrombotic therapies (Photo courtesy of Haemonetics).

Biomarker Predicts Factor VIII Response in Hemophilia A

Hemophilia A is a genetic deficiency in clotting factor VIII (FVIII), which causes increased bleeding and usually affects males. In the majority of cases it is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait, though there are cases, which arise from spontaneous mutations. More...
10 Apr 2019
Image: A bone marrow smear from a case of acute erythroid leukemia showing a multinucleated erythroblast with megaloblastoid nuclear chromatin (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Genomic Alterations and Expression Profiles Diagnose AEL

A recent paper pinpointed the genomic alterations that define the subgroups that comprise acute erythroid leukemia. More...
08 Apr 2019
Image: The CRYOcheck Factor VIII Inhibitor Kit contains standardized components and a validated procedure to prepare patient samples for performing a modified Nijmegen-Bethesda assay (Photo courtesy of Precision BioLogic).

CRYOcheck Factor VIII Inhibitor Kit Cleared for Distribution

Hemophilia A is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by insufficient clotting factor VIII (FVIII) in the blood. People with hemophilia A experience prolonged bleeding, which can lead to permanent joint damage and life-threatening hemorrhages. Prophylaxis, the regular infusion of clotting factor concentrates, is used to prevent bleeds thereby minimizing joint damage. More...
01 Apr 2019
Image: Infinium arrays: microarrays are the ideal platform for assessing known markers in the human genome (Photo courtesy of Illumina).

Adverse Drug Response Risk Gene Identified for IBD

Investigators have uncovered genetic variants in a gene called Nudix hydrolase 15 (NUDT15) that seem to coincide with treatment-related complications in individuals of European ancestry with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). More...
28 Mar 2019

The Hematology channel at LabMedica covers the all aspect of plasma, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and blood banking, as well as related lab tools and techniques.
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