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Pre – albumin assay

  The pre-albumin assay is an in vitro assay used for the for the quantitative determination of pre-albumin in human serum. Pre-albumin, also known as transthyretin, is a protein produced by the liver. Its main functions are to transport thyroid hormone, thyroxine, and vitamin a through the body. While pre-albumin is produced primarily by the

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Alpha 1 Antitrypsin

  Denotated as AAT or A1AT. Protein produced in liver. Used to protect the body tissue from infection fighting agents released from their own immune system especially their lungs. Deficiency in AAT is a genetic disorder that is inherited Symptoms usually appear in people between 20 and 50 years old. Can be misdiagnosed as asthma

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Monkeypox Part2

Collection of specimens should be done with appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) and safeguards in place. Here are monkeypox infection control recommendations in healthcare settings. Specimens should be collected in the following manner: * Use sterile, dry, synthetic swabs (not cotton) with a plastic, wood, or thin aluminum shaft. * Thoroughly swab each lesion with

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Monkeypox

Monkeypox was once known as an uncommon infection primarily confined to rainforest regions in central and western Africa. Recent cases, however, have emerged in larger numbers in other countries. Some cases have been linked to exposure to exotic animals, but human-to-human transmission is also a major method of spread, especially with this recent outbreak. There

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HSV1 and 2

  Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) can be categorized into two types, Herpes Simplex 1 (HSV-1), and Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV-2); both of which rarely exhibit symptoms and have limited treatment options, are becoming increasingly common pathogens. Initial infections occur in openings in the skin or mucus membranes. The virus continues to replicate, and spreads into

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Quantiferon TB Gold

Tuberculosis is a communicable disease caused by infection with M. tuberculosis complex organisms (M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. africanum, M. microti, M. canetti and M. caprae), which typically spreads to new hosts via airborne droplet nuclei from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis disease.  Solaris Diagnostics Laboratory offers Quantiferon TB Gold Plus (QTF-Plus) assay which uses specialized

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