COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST

In response to the many questions being asked of us as to when we would be able to offer antibody testing; this is a brief note of explanation as to the processes we have to follow before we may offer the tests. For suppliers of invitro diagnostic tests to sell test...

Coronavirus

PathCare now offers SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 testing On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) China country office reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)...

Eastern Cape respiratory surveillance data

Below we present the PathCare susceptibility data for common community-acquired respiratory tract organisms isolated from lower respiratory tract samples of patients in the Eastern Cape during 2018. As this data reflects the susceptibility of all isolates, including...

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.VaccinationAdminister the vaccine each year because the...

Hepatitis B and Pregnancy

Acute Viral Hepatitis is the most common cause of jaundice in pregnancy.  HBV infection during pregnancy is usually mild, not associated with increased mortality or teratogenicity, and should not prompt consideration of termination.  Acute HBV infection may lead to...