Procalcitonin (PCT) is the pre-cursor of the calcitonin.It is a 116 amino acid protein with a molecular mass of 13 kDa, encoded by the CALC1 gene. Under normal conditions, the PCT formed in thyroid C cells is converted to calcitonin; as a result, no PCT is released into circulation, and the level of procalcitonin in […]
Dengue is among the most rapidly spreading vector-borne diseases in the world. The key to handling dengue infection is its early recognition and a clear grasp of the clinical problems during the different gradual phases of the disease. This will lead to a rational approach to case management and an excellent clinical outcome- a life […]
TRI DOT test; HIV TRI DOT & HCV TRI DOT are screening tests for the qualitative detection of HIV & HCV antibodies, respectively, in Human serum and Plasma.
The ELISA ( Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) is a screening test used to detect the presence of antigen and/or antibodies against pathogen inpatient Serum/Plasma.
Western blot is a technique used for protein detection from a mixture of proteins and has its application in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology fields.
Western blot, is known as immunoblot, is a technique used for protein detection from a mixture of proteins and has its application in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology fields.
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.
COVID-19 is a severe respiratory disease caused by SARS CoV-2 and is mainly transmitted through the spread of respiratory droplets of an infected person during coughing, talking, or sneezing COVID-19 can cause severe illness leading to death.
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 […]
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 […]