Diagnosis Made Easy With Point-of-Care (POC) Testing!

Research suggests that diagnostic delay deters the focus from Point-of-Care (POC) testing. Existing rapid tests are not prompt enough to ensure shorter turn-around times and faster treatment decisions. To realise the full potential and success of POC programs, manufacturers and key decision-makers need to overcome ground realities and barriers.  POC testing must ensure rapid turn-around […]

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All You Need to Know About Breast Self-Examination!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide impacting millions of women every year. Breast self-examination is a useful and important tool to detect changes in breasts to bring into the doctor’s attention. Breast Self-Exam (BSE) is a personal physical test, where women are required to palpate their breasts to check for lumps. […]

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Facts, Myths, and Realities – How Mammography Helps You To Be Sure Soon?

Minds are often filled with misconceptions, illusions, and oversights when it comes to an understanding of the importance of a mammogram. People usually end up deciding not to have a mammogram because their doubts outweigh the reality and the relevance of mammography. When do I need my first mammogram and how often do I need a mammogram? It […]

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Importance of immunology in determining Infectious agents & the future associated with it

In addition to diseases caused by epidemics, there are several emerging infectious diseases with the potential for significant public health consequences, including dengue fever, West Nile fever, and Rift Valley fever as well as the recent pandemic-COVID-19. Emerging Infectious agents like the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 are found to be extremely contagious and can be transmitted […]

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Why is Molecular Diagnostics a revolution in progress? Why it deserves the Limelight?

Taking the right medical decisions should be given the paramount importance and to achieve that the diagnostic tests can be the foundations. The diagnosis plays an important role not only in the initial detection process but also in prevention, treatment and also during the successful management of the current health condition. Molecular Diagnostics stands as the most dynamic […]

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Accurate Diagnosis of H Pylori Infection and Celiac Disease a Complex Trick, Simplified.

Your mother-in-law’s age-old recipe, your neighbour’s nonsensical chatter, or your co-worker’s competitive showdown – some things in life may be hard to digest. But what’s even harder is having to experience abnormal bowel movements, rectal bleeding, bloating or abdominal pain. You may end up googling these for an answer, but imagine the nerve-wracking situation you’ll […]

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Point-of-Care Diagnostic Tests From the Leader in the Field

Did you know that diagnostic testing can now be performed in close proximity to the location of a patient? Did you know that test results could be generated more rapidly to expedite medical decision-making? Did you know that testing could be performed in a variety of locations, outside the conventional laboratory environment?   At Labspec, we […]

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The Future of Hematology Research, designed in Kenya

Back in the early 80s in Kenya, Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) was adopted as a therapeutic modality to treat haematological disorders. Leading hematology journals described molecular targeted therapy as a distant dream. But times changed. Young doctors showed keen interest in taking up hematology and transfusion medicine. Extensive research work slowly deemed possible due to the […]

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Understanding the major requirements of ELISA

The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is an antibody/antigen test or in simpler terms, is a test for immune response to foreign particle attacking the body like virus, bacteria and allergens. ELISA tests involve trained professionals and specialized instruments to be carried out. Among the most significant and widely used instrument to conduct ELISA test include […]

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