Microbiology

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 […]

Anti-fungal Testing against Candida
Microbiology

Antifungal Efficacy Testing against Candida

Today, we received a request from a hand sanitizer company for a laboratory to perform an anti-fungal efficacy study against Candida. So, what is Candida? Candida is a type of […]

Microbiology

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 […]

Salmonella Bacteria Testing in Food
Microbiology

The Importance of Microbial Analysis | Microbiology Testing

While pretty under the microscope, many microbes can be harmful to your health or in your products making microbiology testing  important. Whether it’s disinfectant efficacy, anti-viral, antibiotic resistance research studies or […]

Microbiology

In Vivo and In Vitro Testing

In vivo and in vitro testing are two of the most common methods for studying and testing organisms. While similar, each type of testing has its advantages and disadvantages. In […]

Microbiology

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. […]

Microbiology

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 […]

Microbiology

Monoclonal Antibodies | Disease Treatment

In a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health, scientists successfully cured 100% of guinea pigs and rhesus monkeys infected with the Marburg and Ravn virus using monoclonal […]