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ABOUT MANTACC
MANTACC ®, high-end brand of Miraclean Technology, is committed to providing a huMANized, Technological & ACCurate swab-based specimen collection system products. The integration of production and research makes Mantacc a one-stop solution provider of laboratory devices and consumables.
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2024-02-21
The Essential Guide to HPV Screening & The Vaccine Vanguard
The Essential Guide to HPV Screening & The Vaccine Vanguard In 2020, cervical cancer besieged 604,000 women and tragically ended 342,000 lives, making it the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. This vast statistic is a stark reminder of the relentless battle we still wage globally against this ailment. Consider one story: Maria, a mother from Nicarag...
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2024-02-20
Everything You Need to Know about Microorganism Preservation
Everything You Need to Know about Microorganism Preservation Microorganism preservation refers to techniques for maintaining the vitality and genetic traits of microbial strains. Microorganisms can easily become contaminated, mutate, or even die during use and passaging, often resulting in strain deterioration. The purpose of strain preservation is to keep the strain ali...
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2024-02-19
Transport Medium: Does It Really Matter for Sample Transport?
Transport Medium: Does It Really Matter for Sample Transport? Transport media have long been used to preserve sample integrity during storage and shipment of clinical specimens to laboratories. But could dry transport be an alternative for some sample types? A recent study found self-collected vaginal swabs could be accurately tested after dry shipment, challenging tradi...
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2024-02-19
Can Transport Medium Maintain Trichomonas Vaginalis Viability?
Can Transport Medium Maintain Trichomonas Vaginalis Viability? A key question examined in the study was whether Amies gel agar transport medium can maintain the viability of Trichomonas vaginalis for up to 24 hours after specimen collection. The results showed that using the transport method, T. vaginalis was detected in 62 out of 68 infected women, compared to 64 out of...
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2024-02-01
Are Flocked Swabs Effective for Collection of Fungus and Bacteria?
Are Flocked Swabs Effective for Collection of Fungus and Bacteria? For decades, microbiology dogma held that swabs were suboptimal for collecting patient samples intended for fungal and bacterial culture. Conventional wisdom favored aspirates, fluids, and tissues as superior specimen types. Experts argued traditional fiber-wrapped swabs, like cotton and Dacron, absorbed ...
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2024-01-31
2024 Spring Festival Holiday Notice
2024 Spring Festival Holiday Notice Dear Customers, We would like to inform you that our company will be closed for the Spring Festival public holiday from February 3rd, 2024 to February 16th, 2024. We will resume normal business operations on February 17th, 2024. If you have any urgent inquiries during this time, please send an email to info@mrctek.com and we will try ...
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2024-01-31
Direct PCR Makes PCR Closer to Point-of-Care Testing
Direct PCR Makes PCR Closer to Point-of-Care Testing Direct PCR is a method that amplifies DNA directly from animal or plant tissues without prior nucleic acid extraction. In many ways, direct PCR works similarly to conventional PCR. The main difference lies in the customized buffers used in direct PCR, which allow amplification directly from crude samples without...
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2024-01-30
Swab Testing for Group B Strep: What Do We Need to Know?
Swab Testing for Group B Strep: What Do We Need to Know? One out of every five pregnant women carries Group B streptococcus (GBS) bacteria in their bodies. While GBS often causes no symptoms, it can spread to the newborn during childbirth and lead to lung infections, meningitis, and even death. Testing pregnant women for GBS is critical to protect little ones, but how we...
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2024-01-30
Self-Swabbing: Revolutionizes Swabs for STI Testing?
Self-Swabbing: Revolutionizes Swabs for STI Testing? Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain disturbingly common, with over 1.4 million chlamydia and 321,849 gonorrhea cases reported in the U.S. in 2011. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can severely impact fertility and reproductive health when left untreated, yet infections frequently have no symptoms. Traditional STI testin...
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2024-01-29
The Role of Throat Swabs in Monkeypox Testing
The Role of Throat Swabs in Monkeypox Testing As monkeypox cases continue rising globally, accurate diagnostic testing is critical for case confirmation and disease surveillance. While skin lesions enable clear diagnosis, could throat swabs provide an alternative for patients without rash? Emerging data indicates throat specimens may better detect monkeypox than expected...
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2024-01-24
Everything You Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer Screening
Everything You Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer Screening Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Most colorectal cancers develop from benign polyps (adenomas and serrated polyps) through a series of genetic and epigenetic changes over 10-15 years. Colorectal polyps are extremely common; about half of people over 50 have polyps. Therefore, even...
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2024-01-24
How Distributors Can Choose the Right POCT Products
How Distributors Can Choose the Right POCT Products With the gradual advancement of healthcare reforms, the POCT industry has seen rapid growth in China. Many distributors who have never dealt with POCT products before - distributors of medical devices, consumables, pharmaceuticals, IVD products, etc. - are also actively transitioning to expand into this field. However, ...
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2024-01-24
How to Choose Antibodies
How to Choose Antibodies With the development of life sciences, research surrounding proteins is increasing, and the importance of antibody reagents in experiments is growing. Faced with a complex antibody reagent market, how to choose antibodies suitable for your experiments becomes especially important. When we want to detect the expression of a target protein i...
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2024-01-23
A Complete Guide to qPCR Consumables Selection
A Complete Guide to qPCR Consumables Selection Quantitative PCR (qPCR) has become the primary technique for viral nucleic acid detection. In addition to high-quality detection reagents and a stable qPCR instrument, the quality of detection consumables also greatly impacts the accuracy and sensitivity of results. So how does one select appropriate qPCR consumables? ...
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2024-01-23
New Guidelines of HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer Screening
New Guidelines of HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer Screening The Cancer Prevention and Control Professional Committee of the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, the Colposcopy and Cervical Lesions Professional Committee of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Branch of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association, the Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Branch of the China Associat...
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2024-01-22
Laboratory Diagnosis of Influenza: A Guide
Laboratory Diagnosis of Influenza: A Guide Influenza is an acute respiratory infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. Influenza viruses are single-stranded, negative sense RNA viruses of the Orthomyxoviridae family. Human influenza viruses are divided into three types - A, B and C - based on the antigenicity of their nucleoproteins. Influenza A and B viruses cir...
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2024-01-22
Fecal Occult Blood Test Results and Stool Sample Collection
Fecal Occult Blood Test Results and Stool Sample Collection As an experienced lab technician, I have ten concerns regarding fecal occult blood testing that I'd like to share. Through this, you can learn how to interpret test results and understand their meaning. 1. Low Awareness of FOB Testing When a doctor orders a "fecal occult blood test," it's...
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2024-01-22
Simplicity, Speed and Accuracy: Pick Two for Your POCT
Simplicity, Speed and Accuracy: Pick Two for Your POCT The impossible trinity refers to the difficult trade-offs countries face in trying to achieve incompatible policy goals related to the economy, society, and finance. Similarly, in the IVD field there is an "impossible trinity" for POCT products - it is not possible for a single product to be technically advanced, hav...
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2024-01-17
How to Choose the Right Type of Sample Collection Swabs
How to Choose the Right Type of Sample Collection Swabs Sample collection is the critical first step of any testing process. Swab quality directly impacts downstream test results, yet this aspect is often overlooked with minimal research dedicated to it. Most guidelines only provide broad requirements for sampling, some barely mentioning swab materials. As a meticulous t...
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2024-01-17
The Perilous Journey of RNA: From Swabs to Test Reports
The Perilous Journey of RNA: From Swabs to Test Reports Point-of-care testing (POCT) delivers rapid results by analyzing specimens on-site rather than in centralized laboratories. The COVID-19 pandemic has made POCT an invaluable tool for expediting coronavirus detection through nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs). But what exactly happens behind the scenes after a ...
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2024-01-17
Flocked vs Cotton : Which Swab is Better for Antibody Testing
Flocked vs Cotton : Which Swab is Better for Antibody Testing Proper sample collection is vital for accurate diagnostics. Recently in China, updated African swine fever (ASF) guidelines recommended avoiding cotton swabs containing calcim alginates due to potential nucleic acid testing interference. Past analyses by Mantacc showed flocked nylon swabs optimize viral releas...
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2024-01-17
Demystifying Viral Transport Media: A Primer
Demystifying Viral Transport Media: A Primer Before COVID-19, viral transport media likely rarely crossed your mind. Now, these unassuming vials have become a staple for coronavirus testing and beyond. Found in hospital labs and research facilities alike, viral transport media (VTM) offers a convenient, versatile tool for preserving everything from influenza to me...
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2024-01-17
Choosing the Right Viral Transport Medium: What Really Matters
Choosing the Right Viral Transport Medium: What Really Matters The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked huge demand for test kits, bringing along an unexpected sidekick - viral transport mediums (VTMs) for preserving coronavirus samples. Seemingly overnight, the once obscure VTM has become a booming business. Faced with hundreds of options, how does one even begin to choose? Wh...
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2024-01-15
Everything You Need to Know about Gene Sequencing
Everything You Need to Know about Gene Sequencing Gene sequencing technology is a method used to determine the sequence of DNA, from the initial Sanger sequencing, to the later Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), to the current single molecule sequencing technology. The development of sequencing technology has promoted the advancement of genomics, biomedical research, and ...
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2024-01-13
An Overall Comparison of PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR and RT-qPCR
An Overall Comparison of PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR and RT-qPCR Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has revolutionized molecular biology and clinical diagnostics since its invention in the 1980s. As a versatile technique for amplification of DNA in vitro, PCR has spawned many variants that have extended its utility for diverse applications. Here we will explore the key differences be...
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2024-01-11
A Complete Guide to Doing an MRSA Swab Test
A Complete Guide to Doing an MRSA Swab Test Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a specific type of staph bacteria often present on human skin or nostrils without causing harm. However, if these bacteria enter through an open wound, they can precipitate an infection. Most staph infections are minor and treatable with antibiotics. However, MRSA bacteria a...
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2024-01-11
The Mechanism of MRSA Drug Resistance and Its Detection
The Mechanism of MRSA Drug Resistance and Its Detection What is MRSA? Staphylococcus aureus is a commonly seen and highly toxic bacterium in clinic. The infectious diseases caused by Staphylococcus aureus have been well controlled since the advent of penicillin in the 1940s. Yet, with the widespread use of penicillin, some Staphylococcus aureus has developed penic...
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2024-01-10
Everything You Need to Know About Buccal Swabs for Forensics
Everything You Need to Know About Buccal Swabs for Forensics Introduction Buccal swabs are cotton-tipped applicators that are used to collect cells from the inside of a person's cheek. The cheek cells contain DNA that can be used for forensic DNA testing and analysis. Buccal swabs provide a quick, non-invasive way to collect DNA samples that can be compared...
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2023-12-26
Health Care and Nasopharyngeal Swabs in COVID-19 Testing
Health Care and Nasopharyngeal Swabs in COVID-19 Testing Since its emergence in 2019, COVID-19 diagnostic testing has become a critical tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Diagnostic tests determine if someone is currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing who is infected allows them to isolate and mitigate spread. The U.S. Food...
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2023-12-26
A New Optimized Design Concept for Saliva DNA Isolation Kit
A New Optimized Design Concept for Saliva DNA Isolation Kit DNA isolation from saliva provides a non-invasive alternative to blood samples for obtaining high quality DNA for a variety of genetic studies. Saliva collection is simple, inexpensive, and can be done remotely and shipped without requiring phlebotomy. With the optimization of saliva DNA extraction protocols, sali...
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2023-12-25
Testing Dog Saliva for Zoonotic Bacteria from Raw Pet Food
Testing Dog Saliva for Zoonotic Bacteria from Raw Pet Food Over the past decade, raw food diets for pets have grown increasingly popular. Proponents claim benefits like shinier coats and cleaner teeth. However, research shows raw pet foods carry demonstrated risks of nutritional disease and shedding of zoonotic pathogens. Testing dog saliva offers insight into bacterial po...
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2023-12-20
Victory in Court: Miraclean Prevails in Section 337 Appeal
Victory in Court: Miraclean Prevails in Section 337 Appeal On December 7, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the United States International Trade Commission(ITC)'s final ruling, finding that Miraclean Technology Co., Ltd.'s flocked swabs did not violate Section 337. After over two years of litigation, Shenzhen-based Miraclean has claimed...
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2023-12-13
Saliva Collection Kits: A Versatile Tool for Diagnostics & Forensics
Saliva Collection Kits: A Versatile Tool for Diagnostics & Forensics Saliva collection kits are increasingly being utilized for their ability to safely collect and stabilize salivary DNA and RNA for a variety of downstream applications. From disease testing to forensic identification, these non-invasive kits are revolutionizing diagnostics and bioscience. Saliva...
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2023-12-13
Transport Medium: A Vital Solution for Preserving Specimens
Transport Medium: A Vital Solution for Preserving Specimens Transport media are essential solutions utilized in microbiology to preserve the viability of microbial specimens during transit to the laboratory for analysis. This article explores what defines transport media, examples of formulations, optimal transport conditions for various sample types, and the critical role...
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2023-12-13
Foam Tip Swabs: A Cleaner Alternative
Foam Tip Swabs: A Cleaner Alternative Foam tip swabs have become an increasingly popular choice over traditional cotton swabs for precision cleaning needs. As the name suggests, these swabs have soft, absorbent foam tips rather than cotton. This simple difference makes them better suited for delicate cleaning tasks where lint and fibers could cause issues. What Sets...
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2023-12-13
Viral Transport Medium: Can PBS Step Up in a Pinch?
Viral Transport Medium: Can PBS Step Up in a Pinch? The COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented need for widespread testing globally. An essential component of testing is the viral transport medium (VTM) used to collect and transport nasal/throat swabs to labs for analysis. But global supply chain disruptions left many regions scrambling for VTM availability. Researchers...
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2023-12-12
Nasopharyngeal Swabs: Mapping the Respiratory Microbiome
Nasopharyngeal Swabs: Mapping the Respiratory Microbiome The emergence of COVID-19 sparked new scientific curiosity about the nasopharyngeal microbiome. As researchers desire insights into how SARS-CoV-2 interacts with other microbes co-colonizing the throat, nasopharyngeal swabbing has taken center stage. Exploring the Secrets of the Nasopharyngeal Microbiome ...
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2023-12-12
The Feasibility of Nasal Sampling Swabs for Respiratory Infection
The Feasibility of Nasal Sampling Swabs for Respiratory Infection How well were self-collected nasal swabs accepted by participants? Self-collected nasal sampling swabs were well accepted with over 99% of adults and 96% of children in a study in 2019 indicating willingness to participate in a longer nasal swabbing scheme. The procedure was mostly perceived as uncomp...
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2023-12-02
Mantacc to Showcase Advancements at Medlab Middle East 2024
Mantacc to Showcase Advancements at Medlab Middle East 2024 Mantacc, a leading manufacturer of lab consumables including swabs, transport media, culture media, disinfectant swabsticks, CHG applicators and saliva collectors, will be exhibiting at Medlab Middle East 2024 to showcase our latest products. Medlab Middle East is the largest medical laboratory exhibition a...
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2023-11-29
Simoa Technology: Optimizing Nucleocapsid Antigen Testing for SARS-CoV-2
Simoa Technology: Optimizing Nucleocapsid Antigen Testing for SARS-CoV-2 The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the crucial need for accurate, rapid diagnostic testing to identify and isolate infected individuals. While polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays detect viral RNA and serve as the gold standard, supply constraints and complexity limit access. Seeking alternatives, a Da...
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2023-11-29
Quantifying the Infectious Window of COVID-19 to Minimize Transmission
Quantifying the Infectious Window of COVID-19 to Minimize Transmission The COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 continues to impact populations globally with widespread transmission, even in highly vaccinated countries. Reducing transmission remains key to the public health response, but prolonged and unnecessary isolation periods impose societal, psychological and econo...
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2023-11-29
Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Variants: A Multiplexed RT-PCR Approach
Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Variants: A Multiplexed RT-PCR Approach The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 continues to present new challenges, especially with the emergence of viral variants like Omicron and Delta. These new variants can spread more efficiently, evade immunity from past infection or vaccines, and resist treatment with antibody therapies. T...
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2023-09-08
Everything You Need To Know About Flocked Swabs
Everything You Need To Know About Flocked Swabs What are flocked swabs? Flocked swabs are a specialized type of swab with an applicator tip coated in ultra-short nylon fibers arranged perpendicularly. This innovative design creates a velvet-like texture on the tip that maximizes sample collection and release. Unlike traditional spun swabs, flocked swabs use a thin a...
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2023-08-15
Everything You Need To Know About CHG Swabsticks
Everything You Need To Know About CHG Swabsticks What are CHG swabsticks? Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) swabsticks are antiseptic wipes used to prepare skin prior to injections, surgical procedures, or access of indwelling medical devices. They contain CHG, an antimicrobial that reduces bacteria on the skin. Why use CHG swabsticks? Using CHG swabsti...
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2023-08-08
How to Prevent DNA Degradation in Urine Samples?
How to Prevent DNA Degradation in Urine Samples? DNA in urine degrades rapidly, which hinders its application in individual identification. How can we prevent DNA degradation in urine and improve its value in forensics? What substances in urine promote DNA degradation? Urine contains urea, uric acid, creatine, mineral salts, urokinase and other substances tha...
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2023-08-08
UTI Stops DNA Degradation in Frozen Forensic Urine Samples
UTI Stops DNA Degradation in Frozen Forensic Urine Samples Urine represents an abundant and easily accessible biological material that could provide an alternative source of DNA for forensic genotyping and identification. However, DNA from urinary epithelial cells and cell-free DNA tends to degrade rapidly from enzymatic, chemical, and microbial damage during storage. This...
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2023-08-02
How Hydrophobicity Makes THC Tricky to Handle Analytically
How Hydrophobicity Makes THC Tricky to Handle Analytically Why is THC so Extremely Hydrophobic? THC is highly hydrophobic, with an octanol-water partition coefficient (log Kow) as high as 6.4. This extreme hydrophobicity arises from THC's chemical structure containing effective alkyl substituents and aromatic ring systems. The numerous nonpolar C-H bonds in THC stre...
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2023-08-02
Saliva Collector Benefits for Roadside Drug Testing
Saliva Collector Benefits for Roadside Drug Testing Drug testing has advanced significantly in recent years, with increasing use of alternative specimens to blood or urine to detect drug exposure. Oral fluid has emerged as a promising non-invasive specimen for drug testing, particularly to identify recent drug use. Technological developments have also enabled on-site oral ...
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2023-07-26
Mantacc in Spotlight: An Exciting First Day at ADLM 2023
Mantacc in Spotlight: An Exciting First Day at ADLM 2023 From July 25th to 27th, 2023, the 75th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will be held grandly at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, USA. This grand event will bring together 941 exhibiting companies from more than 100 countries and regions around the world, becoming an international eve...
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2023-07-11
The Potential of Buccal Swab for DNA Age Prediction
The Potential of Buccal Swab for DNA Age Prediction The study of genetics has opened up new avenues for understanding age and the aging process. One such avenue is DNA methylation (DNAm), a biological process involving the addition of a methyl group to the DNA molecule. Changes in DNA methylation patterns have been associated with aging, and these changes can pot...
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2023-06-21
The CHG Applicator: Championing Effective Skin Preparation
The CHG Applicator: Championing Effective Skin Preparation The cornerstone of any successful medical procedure is rooted in meticulous preparation, and one of the most vital steps is skin preparation using a CHG applicator. CHG, or Chlorhexidine Gluconate, combined with Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA), forms the bedrock of these indispensable applicators. The role they play in the...
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2023-05-30
The Ultimate Guide to Stuart Transport Media
The Ultimate Guide to Stuart Transport Media Stuart Transport Media, invented by Dr. R.D Stuart, was the first media designed for transporting clinical swab samples. It is typically used in various medical and clinical settings for the collection and transportation of samples for testing. The media is available in liquid form for rapid strep A antigen tests and aerobic c...
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2023-05-05
Your One-stop Source For Everything Amies Transport Medium
Your One-stop Source For Everything Amies Transport Medium Welcome to our guide on everything you need to know about Amies transport medium. If you work in microbiology, you're probably familiar with Amies transport medium - it's a widely used transport medium for the collection and preservation of clinical specimens for bacterial culture. This medium is designed to keep...
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2023-04-28
Everything You Need To Know About Cary-Blair Transport Medium
Everything You Need To Know About Cary-Blair Transport Medium Cary-Blair Transport Medium has become an indispensable tool in the field of microbiology. It plays a crucial role in the preservation and transportation of bacterial specimens, particularly those related to enteric pathogens. As microbiological analysis relies on accurate and timely diagnosis, the use...
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2022-11-28
How Should DNA Sample Collections Be Managed?
How Should DNA Sample Collections Be Managed? What are the sources of DNA that can be sampled for studying human genetic variation? Peripheral blood is the most common source of DNA for studying human genetic variation. Standard protocols allow 10,000-50,000 assays to be performed on the DNA from a single 10 mL blood sample. The number of assays can be increased to ...
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2018-07-24
How Has Specimen Collection Changed Over the Years?
How Has Specimen Collection Changed Over the Years? Specimen collection devices like swabs and blood collection tubes play a critical role in healthcare and research. But how did we get to where we are today? What were the key innovations that shaped specimen collection as we know it? In the early days of modern medicine, specimen collection was difficult ...
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