The coronavirus family and the disease associated with them

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that consists of strains that cause potentially deadly diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses spread through airborne droplets of liquid produced by infected people. Few of the most uncommon but notable strains of coronavirus like SARS-CoV-2, the causative of COVID‑19, SARS-CoV the ones responsible for severe acute…

Make sure to know it all about Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) are a large group of genetic diseases which is caused by inherited deficiency or lack (or abnormality) of proteins that have structural, receptor, enzymatic or carrier roles. IEMs include disorders arising due to failure of metabolic pathways involved in storage and/or breakdown of various food end products like carbohydrates, fatty…

The vital role of diagnostic services in healthcare

Diagnosis is better than Disease. The word diagnosis hasn’t probably received so much attention and acclaim as it has now, during a worldwide pandemic, when detection and timely treatment have clearly emerged as the need of the hour. Diagnosis helps improve patient care, contributes to protecting a patient’s health and in some cases even helps…

Health preparedness for a post-pandemic world

As you read this blog piece, more than 5.75 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the infection and nearly 3,50,000 people are known to have died from the deadly coronavirus. That’s how far and wide COVID-19 has impacted those living around us. With no clear vaccine or cure in sight, people…

The methodologies and perks of laboratory maintenance

The care and upkeep of laboratory equipment, hardware and systems is an integral part of quality assurance in the lab. Well maintained laboratory ensures consistency and reliability in data, consequently leading to accurate results and precise findings. Moreover, pathlabs and diagnostic centers make use of costly machinery that are highly sophisticated and delicate. Hence proper…