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The Essential Guide to HPV Screening & The Vaccine Vanguard
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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Everything You Need to Know about Microorganism Preservation
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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Transport Medium: Does It Really Matter for Sample Transport?
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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Can Transport Medium Maintain Trichomonas Vaginalis Viability?
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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Are Flocked Swabs Effective for Collection of Fungus and Bacteria?
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 Spring Festival Holiday Notice
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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Direct PCR Makes PCR Closer to Point-of-Care Testing
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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Swab Testing for Group B Strep: What Do We Need to Know?
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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Self-Swabbing: Revolutionizes Swabs for STI Testing?
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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The Role of Throat Swabs in Monkeypox Testing
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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Everything You Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer Screening
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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How Distributors Can Choose the Right POCT Products
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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