Know the A, B, C, D & E of Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is primarily caused due to viral infection; however, other possible causes of hepatitis include autoimmune factors, exposure to certain medications, drugs, toxins and intake of alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is the type of hepatitis that occurs when the body makes antibodies against liver tissues.…

Three Major Considerations in the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19

The confirmation of COVID-19 being transmitted airborne, and the increasing number of cases every day, brings into sharp focus the importance of the laboratory diagnosis of the infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). While diagnostic kits working on various platforms have already made inroads in the market, real-time reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR)…

COVIDscreen Plus: The gold standard of COVID-19 diagnosis

Trivitron healthcare is a leading health technology manufacturer. The organization is committed to providing advanced health technology at best prices. Trivitron, as its primary response against the pandemic, has converged a major fraction of its resources and science to tackle the virus. Trivitron’s cutting edge technology and advanced research facilitates an application oriented development strategy…

Digging deeper into the Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is a group of hereditary disorders of the red blood cell. People suffering from sickle cell disease have an unusual protein in their RBCs. In this disease, the red blood cells are not shaped as they should be. Normally, RBCs look like round discs, but in sickle cell disease, they’re shaped like…

Knowing it all about Electrolyte Imbalance

Electrolytes are naturally occurring elements and compounds in the body that carry electrical charge. They are responsible for regulating various physiological functions. Electrolytes present in the human body are, Sodium Potassium Calcium Chloride Bi-carbonates Magnesium Phosphorus The electrolytes are present in the blood and various bodily fluids. Dietary supplements, food and water are rich in electrolytes,…

THALASSEMIA, WHEN EVERY DROP COUNTS

Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder. People with Thalassemia disease are not able to make enough hemoglobin, which causes severe Anaemia. Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and carries oxygen to all parts of the body. When there is not enough hemoglobin in the red blood cells, oxygen cannot get to all parts of…

Vitality of Electrophoresis in IVD

In the world of Clinical Chemistry, tests often require sophisticated equipment in addition to clinical reagents. Blood gas analysers, electrophoresis and chromatography, among others, are used alongside self-testing equipment to enable patients to self-monitor different compounds. The Electrophoresis technique is used extensively in DNA, RNA and protein analysis – wherein the technique is used to…

Understanding the major requirements of ELISA

The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is an antibody/antigen test or in simpler terms, is a test for immune response to foreign particle attacking the body like virus, bacteria and allergens. ELISA tests involve trained professionals and specialized instruments to be carried out. Among the most significant and widely used instrument to conduct ELISA test include…