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...

Syphilis

PathCare utilizes the Treponema pallidum antibody assay as a screening test for syphilis. This is in line with international reporting standards. The Treponema pallidum antibody test is an economic and reliable automated syphilis serology test. It utilizes an...

16s rRNA PCR

A new molecular test improves PathCare laboratories’ capacity to detect and identify bacteria involved in ‘difficult’ infections.  A 16s rRNA molecular test is now offered by the molecular laboratory in our reference laboratory at N1 City, Goodwood....

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