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Image: The Brahms Kryptor automated immunoassay platform (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific).

Immunoassay Biomarkers Evaluated for Preeclampsia Diagnosis

Preeclampsia is one of the leading hypertensive disorders in pregnant women worldwide and it is estimated to cause more than 60,000 deaths per year. Preeclampsia is induced by placental and maternal vascular dysfunction, which affects both maternal and neonatal health. More...
17 Aug 2017
Image: The Luminex 200 multiplex analyzer (Photo courtesy of Luminex Corporation).

Cytokine Concentration Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

More than one million people in the USA suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephomyelitis and designated by the acronym ME/CFS. It is a disease with no known cure or even reliably effective treatments. More...
16 Aug 2017
Image: The automated ELISA instrument (Photo courtesy of Dynex Technologies).

Three Commercial Tests for Lyme Borreliosis Evaluated

The recommended approach for the diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis consists of screening for Borrelia-specific serum antibodies with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), followed by immunoblot confirmation of equivocal or positive ELISA results. More...
15 Aug 2017
Image: The CytoViva hyperspectral imaging system (Photo courtesy of CytoViva).

New Biomarkers Provide Diagnostic Tool for AD

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder that results in the gradual deterioration of specific brain regions that hinders the person’s ability to think, recall memories, learn, and perform daily tasks. More...
09 Aug 2017
Image: A histopathology of a glomerulus from a patient with preeclampsia revealing a pronounced bubbly appearance in the consolidated areas, caused by swollen endothelial cells and podocytes (Photo courtesy of Dr. Vivette D’Agati, MD).

New Test Rapidly Diagnoses Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia can lead to kidney damage in many affected women and the only therapy currently available is delivery of the baby, but this often means that infants are born prematurely and may have medical problems related to their early delivery. More...
09 Aug 2017
Image: Breast cancer: immunohistochemical comparison of three estrogen receptor antibodies: A through C, 1D5 and 6F11 show negativity, whereas SP1 shows positivity (Photo courtesy of Stanford University Medical Center).

Hormone Receptor Antibody Reagents Assessed for Breast Cancer

Immunohistochemical analysis of estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PgR) expression in breast cancer is the current standard of care and directly determines therapy. More...
08 Aug 2017
Image: The cobas e 411immunoassay analyzer (Photo courtesy of Roche Diagnostics).

Performance of Immunosuppressant Drug Assay Kits Analyzed

Cyclosporine (CsA) and tacrolimus (TAC) are immunosuppressant drugs that are often used to treat autoimmune diseases and as transplantation therapy and therefore, their concentrations need to be monitored carefully. More...
08 Aug 2017


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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