Influenza Update 2019

South Africa carries a heavy influenza burden with more than 12000 deaths each year due to influenza associated severe acute respiratory illness. The most effective strategy to prevent influenza is vaccination. Vaccination Administer the vaccine each year because the...

Genetic testing for hereditary prostate cancer

Nearly 1 in 6 prostate cancer patients has a germline disease-causing genetic variant. A recent study in JAMA Oncology examining 3607 men with a personal history of prostate cancer has found that 17% had a germline disease-causing genetic variant.  This study has...

Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Adults

Iron is an intriguing nutrient with many paradoxical characteristics.  it is the most abundant element on our planet and yet it is hard for living organisms to access due to its very low solubility.  Its ability to switch easily between the ferric and ferrous state is...

Solid Tumours (Oncomine Focus)

We are pleased to announce the launch our Next Generation Sequencing panel for Solid tumours (Oncomine Focus assay). This has been done in an attempt to improve and streamline our molecular pathology testing offering.  As opposed to testing for single gene anomalies...

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