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Immunology

Image: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the determination of anti-drug antibodies (Photo courtesy of Matriks Biotek)

Biomarker Predicts Crohn's Disease Relapse in Children

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Other complications outside the gastrointestinal tract may include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, and lethargy. More...
22 Jun 2021
Image: The Leptin enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay is for the quantitative determination of leptin in human serum (Photo courtesy of the American Laboratory Products Company)

Serum Leptin Concentration Predict Cardiovascular Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients

Leptin, a 16-kDa protein product mainly secreted by adipocytes, has been known to increase energy expenditure, suppress appetite, and leads to weight loss. Hyperleptinemia was common in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, and it was likely to be one of the causes of anorexia and malnutrition. More...
21 Jun 2021
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Image: The OnSite Dengue Ag Rapid Test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of dengue NS1 antigen (DEN1, 2, 3, 4) in human serum, plasma or whole blood (Photo courtesy of CTK BioTech)

Novel Dengue Virus IgG Rapid Diagnostic Test Evaluated

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. These may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. More...
16 Jun 2021
Image: Examples of negative and positive Chagas Stat-Pak RDT results. From left to right, negative, weakly positive, and strongly positive Stat-Pak results are shown (Photo courtesy of Yves Jackson)

Rapid Diagnostic Tests Evaluated for Chronic Chagas Disease Patients

Chagas is a disease caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, and is one of the most important public health concerns affecting the population of Latin America. This disease presents an acute phase that generally goes undiagnosed and a chronic phase with cardiac manifests principally, is diagnosed through serological tests that are generally not available. More...
15 Jun 2021
Image: Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes are more likely to be autoantibody positive and develop type 1 diabetes in the decade after delivery compared with pregnant women without gestational diabetes (Photo courtesy of Kernodle Clinic)

Gestational Diabetes May Predict Autoimmune Diabetes Risk

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth. It can happen at any stage of pregnancy, but is more common in the second or third trimester. More...
15 Jun 2021
Image: Quantikine ELISA kits are available in a range of formats for measuring intracellular and extracellular proteins (Photo courtesy of R&D Systems)

Serum Biomarkers Differentiates COVID-19 From Classic Cytokine Storm Syndromes

A cytokine storm, also called hypercytokinemia, is a physiological reaction in humans and other animals in which the innate immune system causes an uncontrolled and excessive release of pro-inflammatory signaling molecules called cytokines. More...
10 Jun 2021
Image: The AcuStar Hemostasis Testing System (Photo courtesy of Werfen)

PF4 Immunoassays Investigated in Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

Post-vaccination embolic and thrombotic events, also termed vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) or vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) are rare types of blood clotting events that were initially observed in a very small number of people who had previously received the COVID-19 vaccine. More...
07 Jun 2021


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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