Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease that poses a significant public health challenge in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world. With its rapid spread and potential for severe complications, early diagnosis plays a crucial role in effective disease management. Focused diagnostic approaches have emerged as valuable tools in the battle against dengue, enabling healthcare providers to promptly identify cases, initiate appropriate treatment, and prevent further transmission. This article explores the significance of focused diagnosis in dengue fever and highlights some key strategies and advancements in this field.Continue reading
Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection caused by Salmonella typhi. Diagnosing typhoid fever accurately and reliably is crucial for appropriate treatment and management of the disease. There are several tests available for diagnosing typhoid fever, and each has its own advantages and limitations. Two of the most commonly used tests for typhoid diagnosis are:Continue reading
Home testing, also known as self-testing or self-diagnosis, refers to performing medical tests at home without the The Indian healthcare sector has witnessed substantial growth in recent years, and one field exhibiting remarkable potential for advancement is the In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) industry. IVD testing involves assays and reagents used to detect diseases, conditions, or infections in samples derived from the human body, such as blood or tissue, outside of the body or ‘in vitro’. This essay explores the novel opportunities and potential growth areas within India’s IVD industry.Continue reading
Home testing, also known as self-testing or self-diagnosis, refers to performing medical tests at home without the sGood Laboratory Practices (GLP) significantly impacts the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry, promoting standardization, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance. GLP rules guide laboratories and manufacturers in adhering to legal obligations laid down by regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This adherence fosters consumer confidence in IVD products, assuring they meet safety, efficacy, and quality criteria.Continue reading
Home testing, also known as self-testing or self-diagnosis, refers to performing medical tests at home without the supervision of a healthcare professional. Home testing is becoming increasingly popular to democratize medical diagnostics, as it allows individuals to take control of their health and wellness by monitoring their health status.Continue reading
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA) is a method that utilizes a luminescent molecule as a signal of the analysis reaction. Luminescence is the release of visible or near-visible light when an electron moves from an excited state to the ground state, releasing energy in the form of light. Compared to absorbance, luminescence has the advantage of being an absolute measurement.
T3 & T4 The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped organ towards the front of the neck. It metabolises thyroid hormones which control multiple vital functions and activities in the human body, including the use of energy by organs and the rhythms surrounding the heart beating.Continue reading
Viral Hepatitis is a worldwide public health problem, and the growing burden of chronic hepatitis cases on the global healthcare system is a significant cause of concern.
There has been a constant increase in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. According to Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences data, based in New Delhi, approximately 3% of the world’s population is infected with HCV, with a significantly higher percentage in the at-risk category. Continue reading
Vitamin D and Covid-19
COVID-19 is a severe respiratory disease caused by SARS CoV-2 and has infected millions worldwide. The key to handling Covid-19 infection lies in its early recognition and understanding of the clinical problems during the different progressive phases of the disease. Practical knowledge leads to a rational approach to case management and an excellent clinical outcome. Continue reading