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How do Fecal Samples Show Dysbiosis in Neonatal Jaundice?
2023-09-28
How do Fecal Samples Show Dysbiosis in Neonatal Jaundice?
How do Fecal Samples Show Dysbiosis in Neonatal Jaundice? Neonatal jaundice, affecting up to 80% of newborns, has been associated with gut microbiota dysbiosis. A study in 2021 by Ding et al. comprehensively profiled the gut microbiome in neonatal jaundice infants (NJI) versus healthy infants over the first year of life. What was the aim of the study? The stu...
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FOBT of Fecal Samples: A Simple Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool
2023-09-28
FOBT of Fecal Samples: A Simple Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool
FOBT of Fecal Samples: A Simple Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool Fecal samples can be used to detect hidden blood in the stool through tests like the fecal occult blood test (FOBT). The presence of blood may indicate gastrointestinal bleeding, which could be caused by conditions like colorectal polyps or cancer. Screening asymptomatic patients over 50 years old with an ann...
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Necessity of Fecal Sample Collection for Intestinal Parasite Diagnosis
2023-09-28
Necessity of Fecal Sample Collection for Intestinal Parasite Diagnosis
Necessity of Fecal Sample Collection for Intestinal Parasite Diagnosis Fecal sample collection and analysis is an important diagnostic tool for detecting intestinal parasitic infections. In areas with poor sanitation and hygiene, intestinal parasites can be widespread and lead to significant morbidity, especially in children. Diagnosing these infections through stool exami...
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2023 National Holiday Notification
2023-09-28
2023 National Holiday Notification
2023 National Holiday Notification Dear Valued Clients, We would like to inform you that Mantacc will be closed for the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays from September 29th to October 5th, 2023. We will resume normal business operations on October 6th. During this time, our office will be closed. For any urgent matters, please leave us a message and we...
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Stool Sample Collection Kits: Why Is It Important?
2023-09-23
Stool Sample Collection Kits: Why Is It Important?
Stool Sample Collection Kits: Why Is It Important? Standardized protocols are key for microbiome studies. A study in 2019 reviewed a 3-day at-home stool collection kit that enables multi-omics analysis, highlighting its utility for epidemiology and applications in cancer & global health research. What is the human microbiome and why is it important? The h...
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Viral Transport Media: The Unsung Hero Supporting Accurate Diagnosis
2023-09-22
Viral Transport Media: The Unsung Hero Supporting Accurate Diagnosis
Viral Transport Media: The Unsung Hero of Clinical Diagnostics Behind every accurate medical diagnosis is a multi-step process that starts with proper clinical sample collection and transportation to the laboratory. The journey from patient to lab is fraught with challenges that can impact the integrity of the sample. Delicate viral particles can rapidly degrade without th...
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How Can We Preserve The Antimicrobial Activity of Nasal Secretions?
2023-09-22
How Can We Preserve The Antimicrobial Activity of Nasal Secretions?
How Can We Preserve The Antimicrobial Activity of Nasal Secretions? Do nasal secretions have antibacterial effects? A study in 1999 found that nasal fluid itself has the ability to kill bacteria. But the antibacterial strength varies between people, and depends on the type of bacteria. Some people's nasal fluid can gradually kill the bacteria already present in the ...
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Oral Swabs for Pigs: A Great Alternative for PRRSV Surveillance
2023-09-14
Oral Swabs for Pigs: A Great Alternative for PRRSV Surveillance
Oral Swabs for Pigs: A Great Alternative for PRRSV Surveillance Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) remains a major threat to swine health and causes significant economic losses worldwide. Effective surveillance and monitoring are crucial for PRRSV control in breeding herds. Serum is the gold standard sample for PRRSV RNA detection, but colle...
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Use Immunofluorescence to Characterize Nasal Mucosa Models
2023-09-14
Use Immunofluorescence to Characterize Nasal Mucosa Models
Use Immunofluorescence to Characterize Nasal Mucosa Models The nasal mucosa is comprised of different types of epithelial cells that act as a barrier for inhaled substances. The olfactory and respiratory epithelia are thought to be the main sites for drug absorption in the nose. Thus, there is great interest in studying drug transport across nasal epithelial cell layers. S...
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A Simple Guide to Cortisol Saliva Test Instructions
2023-09-13
A Simple Guide to Cortisol Saliva Test Instructions
A Simple Guide to Cortisol Saliva Test Instructions Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands that helps regulate metabolism and stress response. A cortisol saliva test measures the level of cortisol in saliva, which corresponds to the amount of free cortisol circulating in your bloodstream. When collecting a saliva sample for a cortisol test, it is important to...
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The Essentials of Cortisol Saliva Test You Must Know
2023-09-13
The Essentials of Cortisol Saliva Test You Must Know
The Essentials of Cortisol Saliva Test You Must Know What is cortisol and why is it important to test it? Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands that plays a vital role in regulating metabolism, immune function, blood pressure, and the body's response to stress. It is often referred to as the "stress hormone" since levels fluctuate in response t...
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HPV Test Sampling Swabs: Pros, Cons and Guidance
2023-09-11
HPV Test Sampling Swabs: Pros, Cons and Guidance
HPV Test Sampling Swabs: Pros, Cons and Guidance What are the benefits and challenges of using swabs for HPV self-sampling? Self-sampling for HPV testing has emerged as an important strategy to improve participation and access to cervical cancer screening. Allowing women to collect their own vaginal sample rather than needing a pelvic exam by a clinician can help ov...
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