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21 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
26 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019


Image: An Evalyn Brush used for patient self-sampling of the cervico-vaginal area (Photo courtesy of Rovers Medical Devices).

Accuracy of Self-Sampling for HPV Screening Evaluated

Molecular testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) using patient-collected cervico-vaginal samples has shown similar levels of accuracy to testing done on clinician-collected samples and could boost participation in overall HPV screening. More...
13 Feb 2019
Image: The Benchmark XT System, a fully automated staining system (Photo courtesy of Ventana Medical Systems).

Genetic Causes of Salivary Gland Carcinoma Discovered

Acinic cell carcinoma is the third most common malignant form of salivary gland cancer. These tumors are similar to normal salivary gland tissue and occur most frequently in the parotid gland. Until now, the molecular causes for the illness were unknown. More...
13 Feb 2019
Mayo Medical Laboratories
Image: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans of the brain of a normal patient (left) versus an Alzheimer\'s disease patient, which may have been detected earlier by measuring Neurofilament light chain (NfL) in CSF (Photo courtesy of Science Photo Library).

Blood Test Detects Brain Damage Years before Symptoms

Alzheimer's disease is a major cause of dementia that destroys brain cells and tissue. As the brain damage spreads, it leads to symptoms such as confusion, memory loss, and diminishing capacity to function. Eventually, the person can no longer lead an independent life. More...
07 Feb 2019
Image: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in elderly patients is associated with an exaggerated neutrophilic proinflammatory response to pathogenic bacteria (Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center).

Unique Form of Chronic Sinusitis Diagnosed in Older Patients

Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis, a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that often persists over many years, have a unique inflammatory signature that may render them less responsive to steroid treatment. More...
05 Feb 2019
Image: Genesig Advanced kits can be used for human pathogen screening with the genesig q16, a qPCR instrument (Photo courtesy of Primerdesign).

Diagnostic Methods for Infectious Uveitis Investigated

Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer fibrous layer composed of the sclera and cornea. Uveitis can have many causes, including eye injury and inflammatory diseases. More...
04 Feb 2019
Image: The ELISpot TB diagnostic test kit for tuberculosis (Photo courtesy of Oxford Immunotec).

New Blood Tests for TB Could Accelerate Diagnosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection affecting the lungs, causing cough, weight loss and fevers, and is spread through droplets from coughs and sneezes from infected patients. Diagnosing and treating the condition early is essential for the health of the patient as well as for preventing the spread of TB to others. More...
30 Jan 2019
Image: Immunocytochemistry using anti- TRA-1-60 antibody (Photo courtesy of Novus Biologicals).

Blood Test Diagnoses Pancreatic Cancer Disease Earlier

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose because it often does not have obvious early symptoms; as by the time the disease is found, it typically is quite advanced, complicating treatment and leading to poorer outcomes. More...
29 Jan 2019

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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