Ambler Classification of β-lactamases

The Ambler Classification system, based on amino acid homology, is the most commonly used method to classify β-lactamases. β-lactamases are the primary cause of bacterial resistance t…
Molecular

Antimicrobial resistance in pets

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a significant public health issue globally, including in the United States. The issue is a worsening problem…
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Molecular

AMR in the food chain

The food supply chain in the United States is among the safest in the world, but keeping it safe has become more challenging due to the rapidly evolvi…
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News/Events

Streck to present new tube at TRI-CON

Streck R&D Scientific Manager Dr. Nicholas George will give a presentation on our newest blood collection tube, RNA Complete BCTTM, at the 27th In…
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Stabilization

Key development for liquid biopsy research

A recent publication from the BloodPAC group seeks to standardize pre-analytical variables for liquid biopsies. Titled “Minimum Technical Data Eleme…
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Quality Control

Understanding diabetes A1c tests

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people worldwide with diabetes rose from 108 million in 1980 (4.7% of the adult popula…
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Stabilization

Clear advantage of glass BCTs

When choosing between glass or plastic blood collection tubes designed to maintain the cell-free DNA population, there is an often overlooked aspect w…
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News/Events

Cell-Free DNA BCT featured in Nature

Researchers developing advanced methods for characterizing tumors through the analysis of circulating DNA in the bloodstream used Streck Cell-Free DNA…
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Sickle cell
Quality Control

Benefits of sickle testing in athletes

Sickle cell trait (SCT) runs under the radar most of the time, yet it can be deadly serious. People who experience physically strenuous situations, su…
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Stabilization

cfRNA NGS workflow now available

Whether you’re brand new to next-generation sequencing (NGS), or haven’t had much experience with it, or are doing it in-house versus using a core…
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