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How to Use a Stool Collection Kit to Collect and Store Fecal Samples
2023-10-17
How to Use a Stool Collection Kit to Collect and Store Fecal Samples
How to Use a Stool Collection Kit to Collect and Store Fecal Samples Fecal samples are often requested by healthcare providers to screen for pathogenic organisms, analyze gut microbiota composition, or test for biomarkers indicative of gastrointestinal conditions. Proper collection and handling of specimens is imperative for obtaining accurate test results. This article pr...
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Sedentary Life Changes Gut Microbes: Stool Collection Evidence
2023-10-16
Sedentary Life Changes Gut Microbes: Stool Collection Evidence
Sedentary Life Changes Gut Microbes: Stool Collection Evidence A new study examined how a sedentary lifestyle impacts the composition and function of gut microbiota. The researchers compared fecal bacterial and fungal microbiota between sedentary individuals like office workers and more active controls like train inspectors. All subjects were from the same company in China...
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Effective Nasal Swabbing for MRSA Screening: Dry or Moist?
2023-10-16
Effective Nasal Swabbing for MRSA Screening: Dry or Moist?
Effective Nasal Swabbing for MRSA Screening: Dry or Moist? Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a concerning bacteria that can colonize the nose and lead to serious infections. Screening for nasal carriage of MRSA by swabbing is important to identify and isolate carriers, and prevent spread. But does pre-moistening the swab improve detection? This study ...
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The Viral Transport Medium: Keeping Viruses Stable Outside the Fridge
2023-10-16
The Viral Transport Medium: Keeping Viruses Stable Outside the Fridge
The Viral Transport Medium: Keeping Viruses Stable Outside the Fridge Transporting viruses at room temperature is a game changer. But how can we stop them degrading when they prefer the cold? Viruses don't like the heat. They remain stable when kept chilled at fridge-like temperatures of 2-8°C. But transporting clinical samples in cumbersome and expensive cold boxes...
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Comparing Cotton Swabs and Cytobrushes for PCR Detection of Female Genital Schistosomiasis
2023-10-16
Comparing Cotton Swabs and Cytobrushes for PCR Detection of Female Genital Schistosomiasis
Comparing Cotton Swabs and Cytobrushes for PCR Detection of Female Genital Schistosomiasis Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by parasitic worms called schistosomes. Schistosoma haematobium worms can cause female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) when their eggs lodge in the female reproductive tract. FGS can lead to gynecological complications, but is poor...
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The Potential of Oropharyngeal Swabs for Rapid Diagnosis of Community-Acquired Pneumonia
2023-10-12
The Potential of Oropharyngeal Swabs for Rapid Diagnosis of Community-Acquired Pneumonia
The Potential of Oropharyngeal Swabs for Rapid Diagnosis of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major cause of hospitalization and death worldwide. Traditionally, sputum cultures have been used to identify the causative pathogens in CAP, but they are slow and insensitive. A recent study tried to find out if oropharyngeal (OP) swabs pro...
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Join Mantacc at MEDICA 2023 for Innovations in IVD Consumables and Sample Collection
2023-10-10
Join Mantacc at MEDICA 2023 for Innovations in IVD Consumables and Sample Collection
Join Mantacc at MEDICA 2023 for Innovations in IVD Consumables and Sample Collection MEDICA 2023 is fast approaching! As the world's largest medical trade fair, MEDICA brings together thousands of companies and tens of thousands of visitors each year in Düsseldorf, Germany to showcase the latest innovations in medical technology. This year's event takes place November 13...
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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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