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PathCare offers a Meningitis/Encephalitis Multiplexed PCR test with an expanded organism profile and reduced turn-around time, detecting 14 potential central nervous system (CNS) pathogens. The ME Panel is able to detect and identify multiple bacterial,...read more
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus, and consists of the biochemical triad of ketosis, hyperglycaemia and acidaemia. DKA usually occurs as a result of an absolute or relative insulin deficiency and an...read more
Vitamin B12 and folate are vitamins required for normal haematopoiesis and neurologic function. They are often considered together, although folate deficiency has become exceedingly rare in individuals who are living in developed countries and...read more
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a safe and accurate screening test for Down syndrome and other common chromosome abnormalities from maternal blood. Placental DNA circulates freely in the maternal blood stream which can be sampled by...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
TTP is a relatively uncommon condition characterized by die formation of platelet-rich thrombi in the arteriioles and capillaries with widespread multi organ thrombosis. It is a clinical diagnosis and a MEDICAL EMERGENCY! In the South African Setting,...read more
Serum Free Light Chains - An Essential Test in Myeloma. Multiple Myeloma (MM) is the 2nd most common haematological malignancy. Serum free light chain (s-FLC) testing now forms an integral part of the management of MM. The serum levels of free light...read more