Diagnostics

Case Study: Understanding the Effects of Hemophilia C

Hemophilia C (Para hemophilia) is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder characterised by the low level of FXI (Factor XI)...


Preanalytics For Coagulation Testing: Pitfalls And Possible Impact

Preanalytics is crucial for clinical laboratory test results. Preanalytics covers all steps between laboratory test order and sample analysis...


Multiplex Serological Diagnostics in Autoimmune Skin-Blistering Diseases

Autoantibody determination plays an important role in the diagnosis and differentiation of autoimmune bullous dermatoses (AIBD)...


Molecular Allergology: The Future of Allergy Diagnostics

Allergies are a major health and socioeconomic burden worldwide, but especially in industrialised nations...


The Growing Threat of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya

Arboviruses, or arthropod-borne viruses, are on the march globally. Increased urbanisation and international travel facilitate the spread of mosquito vectors...


Insight into Vitamin D Assays In Clinical Laboratory

The status of vitamin D is usually assessed by measuring the serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D)...


Assessing beta-cell function in patients with type 2 diabetes in clinical practice

It has been recognized that beta-cell dysfunction and progressive beta-cell loss is a key pathophysiologic factor in type 2 diabetes...


Preanalytics For Coagulation Testing: Pitfalls And Possible Impact

Preanalytics is crucial for clinical laboratory test results. Preanalytics covers all steps between laboratory test order and sample analysis...


Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-negative Bacteria: a Continuous challenge

Antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria, particularly among Enterobacteriaceae family and non-fermenters, has become a leading cause of morbidity...


Blood Transfusion Medicine Development; Promoting Patient Care

Blood transfusion can be life saving. However, transfusion of blood or blood components must be ordered and administered safely and appropriately...


The War Against Resistant Organisms: What Can We Do?

The war against resistant organisms is getting real. In a recent news article, researchers reported the discovery of a drug-resistant “superbug” ...