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The Potential of Buccal Swab for DNA Age Prediction
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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Prolonged Detection Times: An In-depth Look at the Oral Swab Test for THC
2023-07-11
Prolonged Detection Times: An In-depth Look at the Oral Swab Test for THC
Prolonged Detection Times: An In-depth Look at the Oral Swab Test for THC The use of oral swab tests for THC, the active compound found in cannabis, has become a critical tool in drug detection. However, when it comes to chronic cannabis users, understanding the detection times can be complex. A recent study provides some enlightening findings that are crucial for anyone i...
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Oral Swab Drug Test: A Decade of Advances and Challenges
2023-07-11
Oral Swab Drug Test: A Decade of Advances and Challenges
Oral Swab Drug Test: A Decade of Advances and Challenges Over the past decade, there have been significant developments in the use of oral fluid, or saliva, for drug testing, known as the oral swab drug test. This method offers a quick and non-invasive way to detect drug use, positioning it as a powerful tool in various situations, from workplaces to roadside checks. ...
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Improved Detection of Anal hHSIL with Nylon-Flocked Swab
2023-07-11
Improved Detection of Anal hHSIL with Nylon-Flocked Swab
Improved Detection of Anal hHSIL with Nylon-Flocked Swab Invasive anal cancer (IAC) affects HIV-infected MSM at higher rates than the general population, surpassing cervical cancer rates. Risk factors include HPV infection, receptive-anal intercourse, abnormal cervical cytology, and immunosuppressive conditions. Screening for anal hHSILs is recommended, but curre...
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Cervical Swabs vs Vaginal Swabs for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAATs
2023-06-26
Cervical Swabs vs Vaginal Swabs for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAATs
Cervical Swabs vs Vaginal Swabs for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAATs Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections remain major public health concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported over 1.5 million chlamydia cases and 350,000 gonorrhea cases in the United States in 2018. As most cases are asymptomatic, screening is crucial for timely diagnosis and treatm...
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The CHG Applicator: Championing Effective Skin Preparation
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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Fecal Swab: Essential for Detecting Enteric Pathogens
2023-06-21
Fecal Swab: Essential for Detecting Enteric Pathogens
Fecal Swab: Essential for Detecting Enteric Pathogens When it comes to diagnosing gastrointestinal issues, nothing can replace the importance of fecal samples. These samples, often collected using a fecal swab, are critical in identifying the presence of enteric pathogens - microorganisms that cause diseases in the intestinal tract. A fecal swab is a tool designed t...
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What Are Cervical Swabs?
2023-06-21
What Are Cervical Swabs?
What Are Cervical Swabs? A cervical swab is a simple test used to collect cells from the cervix for examination. Cervical swabs are commonly used to screen for cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Why Do Doctors Perform Cervical Swabs? There are several reasons why a doctor may collect a cervical swab: ✅Cervical cancer screeni...
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Amies Transport Medium: Ensuring Sterility and Stability at Room Temperature
2023-06-21
Amies Transport Medium: Ensuring Sterility and Stability at Room Temperature
Amies Transport Medium: Ensuring Sterility and Stability at Room Temperature The ever-present microbial threats, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, require a reliable and effective arsenal of tools for detection and study. One such indispensable tool is the Viral Transport Medium (VTM), with the Amies Transport Medium standing out in its category. The Amies Transport Medi...
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Everything You Need To Know About Saliva Collectors
2023-06-16
Everything You Need To Know About Saliva Collectors
Everything You Need To Know About Saliva Collectors What Saliva Collectors Are Saliva collectors are tools designed to gather saliva samples from individuals for various types of analysis. Saliva collection methods have significantly advanced over the past decade, leading to standardized, reliable methods, devices, and techniques that produce high integrity saliva...
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Is HPV Self-sampling The Future of Cervical Cancer Screening?
2023-06-06
Is HPV Self-sampling The Future of Cervical Cancer Screening?
Is HPV Self-sampling The Future of Cervical Cancer Screening? Self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing is a method where individuals collect their own sample, typically from the vagina, that will then be tested for HPV. This is an alternative to having a healthcare professional collect the sample, which is usually done through a cervical swab during a pelvic ex...
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HPV Infection: Pathogenesis, Screening, and Prevention
2023-06-06
HPV Infection: Pathogenesis, Screening, and Prevention
HPV Infection: Pathogenesis, Screening, and Prevention What is HPV infection? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is caused by a DNA virus that infects cutaneous and mucosal epithelial cells. There are over 100 types of HPV, approximately 40 of which can infect the genital tract. HPV is sexually transmitted and very common - most sexually active individual...
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