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Immunohistochemistry

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a technique used to diagnose, or even differentiate, different types of cancers or other diseases. This lab test uses fluorescently dyed antibodies to selectively test for specific […]

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What is Ames Testing?

Today, Contract Laboratory received a request from a company for Ames Testing. The Ames test is an assay used throughout the world done using bacteria to detect chemical substances that […]

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Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Tests Development

Early detection of cancer is important in the treatment of disease. A blood test created by the Georgia Institute of Technology detects ovarian cancer with 90 percent accuracy. ‪To read […]

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Urine Drug Toxicology Testing

Most drug toxicology testing is performed on urine samples, as most drugs are broken down and excreted through urine. Testing can also be done on blood, however concentrations of drugs […]

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Immunogenicity of Biologics

The US Food and Drug Administration defines biologics as “a wide range of products such as vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapy, tissues, and recombinant therapeutic […]

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Biocompatibility Testing

Biocompatibility testing is commonly done for medical devices with testing ranging from screening of new materials to safety evaluations. The term “biocompatibility” refers to the compatibility of materials with living tissue. […]

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Medical Device Testing | Cleaning & Validation

Medical device testing is of major importance to companies and manufacturers as a device failure can cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. Medical device testing helps to ensure […]

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Western Blot Test

The Western Blot Test is an immunoassay, or chemical test, used to detect certain proteins in blood or other tissue samples. The test is performed by creating artificial antibodies that […]

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93 Chemicals in Cigarettes | Tobacco Product

By now it is standard knowledge that chemicals in cigarettes and other tobacco containing products are dangerous. Due to their dangerous nature, the FDA requires tobacco producers to report the […]