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Why an ELISA test is better than a Rapid or an RT-PCR test

The RT-PCR, ELISA, and RAPID tests are various diagnostic methods used to detect pathogens or antibodies to the pathogen based on the disease life cycle. The Three Techniques have their own unique sets of advantages and disadvantages, and hence it is vital to make the right choice for effective diagnosis.

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A Beginners Guide to Buying An ELISA Reader & Washer

The ELISA Reader is an integral part of most mid-size laboratory systems today. ELISA tests cover a broad spectrum of tests from Infectious to Vector-Borne to Wellness related diseases. This instrument is a microprocessor-controlled, general purpose photometer system designed to read and calculate the result of assays, which are read in a microtiter plate. Hence the alternate name Microplate Reader. The ELISA Washer or Microplate washer is designed to wash the microwells as a part of the ELISA testing process. The performance of the ELISA test kits and reliability in their test results depend heavily on a good quality ELISA Reader and washer being used for performing the ELISA tests.

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Best Malaria Test Kit: Rapid Vs. ELISA

Malaria is one of the most common infectious tropical diseases and an enormous public health problem. It is a parasitic disease characterized by fever, chills, and anemia caused by malaria parasites spread from one human to another through infected Anopheles mosquitoes bite. Four malaria parasites can infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae.

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5 Points To Consider When Buying An ELISA Reader & Washer

The ELISA Reader or Microplate Reader is a microprocessor-controlled, general purpose photometer system designed to read and calculate the result of assays, which are read in a microtiter plate. The ELISA Washer or Microplate washer is designed to wash the microwells as a part of the ELISA testing process. The performance of the ELISA test kits and reliability in their test results depend heavily on a good quality ELISA Reader and washer being used for performing the ELISA tests.

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How Accurate is Tri Dot Testing?

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the primary agent of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome) attacks our immune system and is transmitted through infected blood from person to person.

Hepatitis C Virus causes Hepatitis, liver infection and can lead to death if not diagnosed and treated on time.
In individuals infected with HIV or HCV, Testing is performed using screening tests, and samples found reactive in these tests are confirmed for their status by confirmatory tests like Western blot &/or RT PCR.

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What Does The Test D-Dimer Result Mean/ Indicate

D-Dimer is a protein that is produced after blood clotting and subsequent breakdown of blood clots. Whenever there is damage to any body part or bleeding, intrinsic or extrinsic coagulation pathways are activated, resulting in the formation of a blood clot at the site.
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What Is D-Dimer

D-Dimer is a protein that is produced after blood clotting and subsequent breakdown of blood clots. Whenever there is damage to any body part or bleeding, intrinsic or extrinsic coagulation pathways are activated, resulting in the formation of a blood clot at the site.
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Article On Vector-Borne Disease

Vector-borne diseases are among the most critical global public health problems. They are associated with severe human morbidity and mortality, leading to a significant economic burden in affected countries. Vector-borne diseases are caused by viruses, parasites, and bacteria transmitted by vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that spread pathogens. Continue reading

Significance Of Covid Antigen Test

The epidemic of Covid-19 is attributed to the spreading virus spurred on by asymptomatic characteristics of the disease and late appearances of symptoms due to a long incubation period. Asymptomatic cases may be diagnosed on the onset of the disease and earlier symptoms appearing during the course of the disease also gives a credible opportunity to make an earlier than usual diagnosis.
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Post COVID Surveillance of Vector-Borne Diseases and Diagnostic Management

The epidemiology, surveillance, diagnosis, and treatment of vector-borne diseases are critical in India. National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) is the apex government body. It handles the annual programs and implements strategies. In addition, many global initiatives are also creating public awareness for improving lifestyle, hygiene, and living conditions.
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