Diagnostics


A Vision for the Future: Through the Microscope Glass

Moving towards consolidation, standardisation and automation in the laboratory to tackle today’s challenges and tomorrow’s complex healthcare landscape...


Clinical utility of PIVKA II in management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Liver cancer in adult men is the fifth most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide, and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the world...


Multiplex autoantibody diagnostics in systemic sclerosis
Autoantibody testing is a cornerstone in the diagnosis of the rare autoimmune disease systemic sclerosis (SSc)...

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” ...