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Nurse wearing PPE suit or Medical workers in full protective gear takes sample from woman driver inside the car. Drive-thru test for Coronavirus COVID-19
RT-PCR

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

A new SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant, lineage B.1.1.529 was first detected in Botswanan on November 11, 2021, and South Africa on November 14, 2021. It is noted that Omicron has over 30 mutations, several of which (eg 69–70del, T95I, G142D/143–145del, K417N, T478K, N501Y, N655Y, N679K, and P681H) overlap with those in the alpha, beta, gamma or

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Mature woman talks with her doctor about giardia lamblia in clinic.
RT-PCR

Giardia Lamblia

Giardia lamblia is a flagellated unicellular eukaryotic microorganism that is a common cause of diarrhea in humans along with other mammals all over the world. This stool parasite is the main reason for waterborne outbreaks of diarrhea in the United States. It is also on occasion seen as a cause of foodborne diarrhea, according to the

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Patient being checked for Otitis externa.
Microbiology

Otitis Externa “Swimmer’s Ear”

Otitis externa (also known as “swimmer’s ear”) is inflammation of the external ear canal. It is often caused by moisture being trapped in the ear canal or an injury to the ear. These can cause a bacterial or fungal infection that responds well to topical treatment. Some people are more susceptible to severe infection that can

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Female doctor reviewing notes.
RT-PCR

Understanding and Detecting HSV

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 the

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Scientist looking at blood samples in a medical lab. Running a Quantiferon TB Gold Plus test.
Elisa

Quantiferon TB Gold Plus Assay

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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Immunochemistry

HCV Detection

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is spread through exposure to blood, often as a result of injection use. Per CDC, the cases of hepatitis C are increasing dramatically in the United States, particularly among younger adults. In fact, younger adults 20-39 years old have the highest

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