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…

The bond of blood and health

The Bond of Blood and Health

A reticulocyte count (or commonly known as retic count, corrected reticulocyte count, or reticulocyte index) is a test which doctor can use to measure the level of reticulocytes in patients’ blood.  Results obtained from the reticulocyte count can help the doctor learn if the patient’s bone marrow is producing enough red blood cells. If a…

The 4th Generation HIV Detection Kit – ELISA – For Generations to Come

 In India, mandatory screenings for HIV were implemented in the early 2000s. Since then, the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) has been recommended as the preferred screening technique for HIV/AIDS and detecting antibodies produced by the body against HIV. Unlike earlier kits, ELISA uses more specific recombinant protein and synthetic peptide antigens giving highly sensitive and…