Discover the universe within a blood tube with peripheral blood processing? 

Discover the universe within a blood tube with peripheral blood processing? 

Post Views: 812 Blood carries oxygen, minerals, and waste materials throughout the body. It is a complex combination of cells, plasma, and proteins that work together to keep you healthy. A single blood tube contains an abundance of information about our health and well-being. By analysing the different components of blood, we can learn about…

A Complete Guide to Understanding the Cell Cycle

A Complete Guide to Understanding the Cell Cycle

Post Views: 598 The cell cycle is a fundamental process that governs the growth and reproduction of all living organisms. It is a meticulously arranged sequence of events that ensures the accurate duplication of genetic material and the division of a single cell into two identical daughter cells. Understanding the cell cycle is crucial in…

How does Biofire filmarray work, and what are the different types available?

How does Biofire filmarray work, and what are the different types available?

Post Views: 589 Imagine a technology that could revolutionise clinical diagnostics by providing swift and accurate results for a wide array of infectious diseases.  The Biofire FilmArray is one such clinical tool that has transformed molecular diagnostics. Given its ability to provide rapid and precise results, it has become a vital instrument for healthcare professionals…

What are the different types of Nucleic Acid Extraction Techniques in molecular diagnostics? 

What are the different types of Nucleic Acid Extraction Techniques in molecular diagnostics? 

Post Views: 1,289 In 1953, an important discovery of the double helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) by James Watson, Rosalind Franklin and Francis Crick made huge waves in medical science. The study of DNA structure has since inspired many advancements in genetic science, especially in the field of molecular diagnostics or testing.  Over two…

What are the different types of molecular or genetic tests?

What are the different types of molecular or genetic tests?

Post Views: 1,230 In the field of medicine and scientific research, molecular testing or genetic testing is the new buzzword.   What is genetic testing?   What are the types of genetic testing methods?   In this article, the experts at Helvetica Health Care (HHC) give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about molecular testing…

The Workings of Molecular Diagnostic Testing and its Uses

The Workings of Molecular Diagnostic Testing and its Uses

Post Views: 1,965 When discussing new-age diagnostics, one often hears terms like molecular testing. This revolutionary technique, also known as molecular diagnostics (MDx), molecular pathology or molecular biology, has become critical in medical laboratories as the foundation of disease diagnostics. This is true, especially in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember the term RT-PCR?…

The Use of Molecular Testing for Melanoma Diagnosis

The Use of Molecular Testing for Melanoma Diagnosis

Post Views: 1,718 Melanoma or cancer of the skin, while one of the most common of all cancers, is also often the most serious, with a high incidence of fatality. Melanoma is extremely tough to treat, especially after it metastasises. Metastasis is when melanoma cancer cells spread to other parts of the body and grow.…

The effects of oxidative stress on female reproduction

The effects of oxidative stress on female reproduction

Post Views: 2,459 According to the World Health Organisation, infertility is a primary global health concern that affects millions of men and women of reproductive age. Close to 48 million couples and 186 million individuals experience infertility on a global scale. Lifestyle choices, exposure to environmental pollutants, obesity, malnutrition, recreational use of drugs, smoking and…

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Molecular Diagnostics

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Molecular Diagnostics

Post Views: 2,338 As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads worldwide and develops new mutations, precise diagnostic tools are becoming increasingly important in managing and comprehending the disease’s epidemiology. The influence of COVID-19 on Molecular Diagnostics laboratories testing and research for non-COVID uses has been underappreciated but arguably even more crucial since the pandemic.  Lack of equipment,…