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HIV Quantitative RNA Test Now Available

Thursday, November 1, 2012

FDA-approved version 2.0 HIV-1 quantitative RNA assay is the first quantitative viral load test to amplify and detect two separate regions of the target genome. This testhas a validated sensitivity capable of detecting HIV‐1 group M subtypes A through H and group O. We have successfully verified all parameters of the system according to the current CAP requirements. Please note: The assay has neither been validated with specimens containing HIV 1 group N, nor with specimens containing HIV 2.
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Achieving Accurate Detection of Ketosis

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Beta‐Hydroxybutyrate is one of three ketone bodies broken down in the liver. At 78%, its relative proportion in the blood is greater than either of the other two ketone bodies: acetoacetate at 20% and acetone at 2 %. Under normal circumstances, ketones are broken down into carbon dioxide and water by the liver and other organs. In ketosis, the body produces more ketones than it can process.

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Fetal Lung Maturity - Lamellar Body Count

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of the newborn is a common cause of newborn mortality in the United States. It is caused by a deficiency in the quantity and/or composition of pulmonary surfactant produced by the neonatal lung, which leads to alveolar collapse and neonatal hypoxia shortly after birth. Decisions regarding treatment and management rely partially on the results of fetal lung maturity (FLM) tests.

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