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Image: The DENV Detect IgM Capture ELISA is for the qualitative detection of IgM antibodies to DENV recombinant antigens in serum for the presumptive clinical laboratory diagnosis of Dengue virus infection (Photo courtesy of InBios International).

Anti-Dengue Virus IgM Detected in Urine

 Dengue viruses (DENV) are transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and the disease, known as dengue, occurs throughout the tropics and subtropics. Dengue diagnostic tests rely on a blood sample taken within two weeks of illness onset. More...
20 Feb 2020
Image: The FUJI DRI-CHEM IMMUNO AG1 analyzer (Photo courtesy of FUJI FILM).

Rapid Antigenic Diagnostic Test Validated for Ebola Virus Disease

 Hemorrhagic fever outbreaks are difficult to diagnose and control in part because of a lack of low-cost and easily accessible diagnostic structures in countries where etiologic agents are present. Initial clinical symptoms are common and shared with other endemic diseases such as malaria or typhoid fever. More...
13 Feb 2020
Image: The LIOFeron TB/LTBI is a novel interferon-gamma release test for diagnosing latent tuberculosis (LTBI)/TB infection (Photo courtesy of Lionex GmbH).

Novel Reliable Assay for Tuberculosis and LTBI Tested

 Tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex organisms, is still one of the most prevalent human infections worldwide estimated in 2018 with 1.2 million deaths among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative people and an additional 251,000 deaths from TB among HIV-positive people. More...
12 Feb 2020
Image: The Spark multimode reader performs accurate and sensitive measurements of fluorescent cell-based assays (Photo courtesy of TECAN).

Two Chikungunya Virus IgM Enzyme-Linked Immunoassays Evaluated

 Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an alphavirus transmitted by Aedes (Stegomyia) spp. mosquitoes. Transmission was initially restricted to small outbreaks and sporadic cases in Africa and Asia, but since early 2000s the virus has caused large outbreaks in India and Southeast Asia. More...
11 Feb 2020
Image: The MILLIPLEX MAP Human Cytokine/Chemokine Magnetic Bead Panel - Premixed 30 Plex - Immunology Multiplex Assay (Photo courtesy of Merck).

Diagnostic Efficacy of Immunomarkers in Fungal Bloodstream Infection

 Fungemia is the presence of fungi or yeasts in the blood and is a life‐threatening condition with the global mortality rate surging more than fivefold in the past decade. It has been reported that the outcome depends on early and targeted treatment; thus, prompt diagnosis is essential at the early stage of infection. More...
05 Feb 2020
Image: A melanoma on a patient`s skin: a new test predicts which melanoma patients are at risk of cancer recurrence and metastases (Photo courtesy of US National Cancer Institute).

Technique Predicts Cancer Recurrence Risk for Melanoma Patients

 Many primary melanomas can be cured by having this lesion removed, but melanoma can also recur and spread; an analysis of the removed lesion can offer some information on the likelihood that the cancer will recur. More...
05 Feb 2020
Image: Biomarkers, including interleukin-6, have been isolated that can identify delirium risk and severity (Photo courtesy of Blood Tests London).

Biomarkers Identified for Delirium Risk and Severity

 An estimated seven million hospitalized Americans suffer from the acute confusion and disorientation, characteristics of delirium, including a majority of patients in medical or surgical intensive care units (ICUs). More...
04 Feb 2020

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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