Diagnostics

qPCR Testing

qPCR, also known as quantitative polymerase chain reaction, is a technique used to detect a specific DNA sequence or sequences. This type of testing is common in both research and […]

Diagnostics

Immunoassays

An immunoassay is a highly sensitive chemical test done to detect a substance in blood or other bodily fluid sample. Immunoassays have been used to track things like proteins, hormones, […]

Diagnostics

FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

Yesterday, the FDA issued a warning about the risks associated with testing marketed as ovarian cancer screenings and the delay in preventive treatments for women who are at an increased […]

Diagnostics

ELISPOT Assays

Enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assays are widely used for monitoring cellular immune responses and have been used in the diagnosis of tuberculosis and in monitoring the body’s tolerance to grafts and […]

Diagnostics

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay ELISA

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay ELISA  is a laboratory test done to measure and detect blood antibodies through changing colors.  It is one of the many different types of Immunoassays. ELISA assays […]

Diagnostics

Measles Testing

With a measles outbreak in the USA that began in the Disneyland  amusement park in California, we thought we would provide some information about Measles and it’s testing.   The […]