COVID-19 Antibody Testing now available

Because the sensitivity of laboratory based serology tests and rapid point-of-care tests are too low within the first 14 days after SARS-CoV-2 infection (causing COVID-19), reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) remains the current gold standard of...

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A sweat test measures the amount of salt in the sweat of the patient. It is used to diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients with CF have high levels of salt in their sweat.CF is a disease that causes mucus build-up in the lungs and other organs. It damages the lungs...

Xpert® MTB/RIF Ultra assay

The WHO recommends that each patient with suspected tuberculosis should benefit from at least one NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test), as these tests have enhanced sensitivity and specificity above conventional microscopy. Over the past years, the Xpert® MTB/RIF...

Schistosomiasis / Bilharzia

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease of public health importance. Due to the variable presence of diagnostic laboratory parameters in the natural history of the disease, laboratory findings should be interpreted in the context of the clinical history (including...

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