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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,...
E. coli is the major aerobic commensal organism in the gut and only causes disease following some disruption of gut, e.g. after penetrating injury. However, a number of E. coli strains or pathotypes possessing particular sets of virulence factors are...
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...
Approximately 10% of all colorectal cancers (CRC) are hereditary. Patients who carry a pathogenic germline variant in a CRC-related gene have an increased risk to develop CRC, as well as other cancers. Genetic testing may confirm a diagnosis and help...
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...
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...
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...
Procalcitonin (PCT) is a 116 amino acid peptide precursor of calcitonin. In the absence of infection, it is produced at very low levels in a few highly selected tissues. However, at the onset of infection bacterial factors and host inflammatory cytokines...
Laboratory investigations after occupational or non-occupational exposure to HIV and other blood borne pathogens
Southern Africa has a very high background prevalence of HIV infection, making exposure risk both inside and outside the occupational setting high. The approach to occupational, sexual and other forms of exposure (bites, assaults, trauma, injecting drug...