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How Hydrophobicity Makes THC Tricky to Handle Analytically
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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Saliva Collector Benefits for Roadside Drug Testing
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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Diagnostic Odysseys: The Critical Role of Viral Transport Media
2023-08-02
Diagnostic Odysseys: The Critical Role of Viral Transport Media
Diagnostic Odysseys: The Critical Role of Viral Transport Media The successful diagnosis of viral infections relies heavily on proper collection, transport, and timely inoculation of clinical specimens containing infectious viral particles. Different viruses exhibit wide variability in composition, structure, morphology, stability and susceptibility to inactivation. Optimi...
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Collecting Poop? You Need Cary-Blair, The Microbiome Saver
2023-07-28
Collecting Poop? You Need Cary-Blair, The Microbiome Saver
Collecting Poop? You Need Cary-Blair, The Microbiome Saver The human gut microbiome plays an important role in health and disease. Advances in sequencing have enabled detailed characterization of the gut microbiota composition. However, sample collection and storage can significantly impact the bacterial composition. This highlights the need to optimize fecal sampling prot...
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The Hidden Truth of Group B Streptococci Survival in Amies Transport Medium
2023-07-28
The Hidden Truth of Group B Streptococci Survival in Amies Transport Medium
The Hidden Truth of Group B Streptococci Survival in Amies Transport Medium Recently, a research team led by Annaliesa S. Anderson from the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer, explored the potential of maternal immunization with an infant Group B Streptococcus vaccine. The findings of this study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on July 19, 2023. ...
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Why Charcoal is Crucial in Amies Transport Medium for Gonorrhea Detection
2023-07-27
Why Charcoal is Crucial in Amies Transport Medium for Gonorrhea Detection
Why Charcoal is Crucial in Amies Transport Medium for Gonorrhea Detection Gonorrhea is a major public health issue worldwide. The bacteria that causes gonorrhea, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, has developed resistance to nearly all antimicrobials used for treatment. Being able to obtain live N. gonorrhoeae isolates through culture is essential for monitoring antimicrobial resistan...
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Mantacc in Spotlight: An Exciting First Day at ADLM 2023
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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Ethanol vs Isopropyl Alcohol: Which Works Better With CHG Applicator For Skin Preparation?
2023-07-19
Ethanol vs Isopropyl Alcohol: Which Works Better With CHG Applicator For Skin Preparation?
Ethanol vs Isopropyl Alcohol: Which Works Better With CHG Applicator For Skin Preparation? Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) antiseptic applicators are commonly used to disinfect the skin prior to medical procedures like placing IV lines or drawing blood. Traditionally, these applicators have contained a combination of CHG and isopropyl alcohol (also known as isopropanol or IP...
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Everything You Need To Know About Cervical Specimen Collection
2023-07-17
Everything You Need To Know About Cervical Specimen Collection
Everything You Need To Know About Cervical Specimen Collection Cervical cancer screening through tests like the Pap smear and HPV test are vital prevention tools all women should utilize. Regular screening allows for the detection of abnormal cervical cells and HPV infection before they potentially develop into cancer. While screening procedures have improved dramaticall...
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Countdown Begins! Gear Up for the Grand Annual AACC Symposium!
2023-07-11
Countdown Begins! Gear Up for the Grand Annual AACC Symposium!
Countdown Begins! Gear Up for the Grand Annual AACC Symposium! Image Source: AACC Posted On Facebook To all the knowledge seekers jetting in from global corners for the rapidly nearing AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, we eagerly await your arrival. Whether you're a seasoned attendee or a bright-eyed newcomer to the AACC forum, we've go...
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Evaluating the Efficacy of Rapid Antigen Nasal Swab Test in Low Prevalence SARS-CoV-2 Settings
2023-07-11
Evaluating the Efficacy of Rapid Antigen Nasal Swab Test in Low Prevalence SARS-CoV-2 Settings
Evaluating the Efficacy of Rapid Antigen Nasal Swab Test in Low Prevalence SARS-CoV-2 Settings In a significant new study examining the efficacy of rapid antigen (Ag) tests in detecting SARS-CoV-2, researchers have evaluated the accuracy of using nasal swabs in a low prevalence setting. This approach, which has not been studied extensively before, may offer new i...
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Efficiency and Convenience of DNA Collection Using Buccal Swabs
2023-07-11
Efficiency and Convenience of DNA Collection Using Buccal Swabs
Efficiency and Convenience of DNA Collection Using Buccal Swabs DNA analysis plays a critical role in a myriad of fields, including genetic research, disease diagnosis, and forensic science. Traditionally, collecting DNA samples involves blood draw, which can be intrusive, expensive, and requires trained medical personnel. A groundbreaking method involving buccal swabs, ho...
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