The critical step of lysing in A1c testing
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Lysing is a critical step in A1c testing

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than …
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Clinical lab body fluid evaluation

To paint a clear diagnostic picture for many pathological conditions, healthcare providers often request the collection and clinical laboratory evalua…
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Higher COVID-19 Mortality for SCD

A recent post on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website offered a warning that COVID-19 patients who also have Sickle Cell Disea…
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Principles of flow cytometry

Flow cytometers are valuable in the laboratory because of their ability to rapidly analyze thousands of normal cells while being able to identify the …
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Top 4 questions about SICKLEDEX

Streck listened to customers and has made improvements to the Instructions for Use (IFU) for SICKLEDEX┬«, improving the customer experience by enablin…
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Male infertility causes and testing

Many couples face issues with fertility, or the ability to have children. If a pregnancy is not achieved after 12 months of having unprotected sex, th…
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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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Sickle cell
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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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Testing irreplaceable body fluids

When body fluid tests are ordered, we typically think of blood, saliva and urine. Although these body fluids are commonly tested for assessing health,…
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