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....

Respiratory Tract Infection

Respiratory Tract Infections The causes of respiratory tract infection (RTI) are diverse and may be bacterial, viral or fungal in nature, or a combination of these. To assist with the identification of the causative agents of respiratory tract infections, PathCare...
HIV

HIV

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...

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