T-SPOT.TB is a type of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) used for latent and active tuberculosis diagnosis. Tuberculosis is highly contagious disease spreading through airborne particles containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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Dengue is an infectious disease caused by ‘dengue virus’ (DENV) which is a RNA virus belonging to the genus Flavivirus. The disease’s major complications high grade fever, hemorrhage and low platelets count (Thrombocytopenia).
This test is used for the detection of fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products in patients suspected of having thrombotic disorders. Fibrinogen is a blood clotting factor produced by hepatocytes and megakaryocytes.
This test is used as one of the tests to diagnose Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease. SLE affects females more commonly than males.
A pregnancy test is used to confirm that woman is pregnant or not. Markers used in this test are found in urine and blood which highlights pregnancy, and pregnancy tests need one of these substances.
Basically syphilis is a bacterial infection frequently transmitted by sexually intercourse. The disease begin as a painless sore usually on genitals area, mouth and rectum.
VDRL is a non treponemal micro flocculation test which is used for the screening of syphilis disease.
Examination of thin blood films is much valuable for the analysis and management of anaemia, infections, and other conditions which produce changes in the appearance of blood cells and differential white cell count.
This test is performed for the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease known as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). This disease affects synovial joints (like joints of hands, knees, and feet) with subcutaneous nodules.
This test is used for the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease termed as rheumatoid arthritis. The test is named after Dr. Erik Waaler.