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2023 Newsletters - 2023-12-07

HIV Diagnosis

HIV-1/2 is diagnosed either by detecting HIV- specific antibodies or the virus itself. In individuals >18 months old the detection of HIV-specific antibodies remains the recommended method for routine diagnosis.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-11-10


Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein secreted by the acinar cells of the Prostate and is highly specific for the Prostate. Serum PSA levels are useful for determining the extent of Prostate Cancer and assessing the response to therapy.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-11-09


Diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body can not process sugar properly. It is also called "diabetes mellitus" or "sugar diabetes”. The are two common types of Diabetes.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-11-09

Diabetic Panel of Tests

Diabetic Panel is a series of blood test used to determine a person’s average blood sugar. It is used to help diagnose diabetes.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-10-31

BRCA Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer

Cancer occurs when cells in your body start to grow out of control. These cancer cells can multiply very quickly, cause growth or tumors, invade surrounding tissues, and even spread. (metastasize) to other areas of the body.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-08-31

Breast Feeding Week

Breast milk is produced by mother shortly after delivery of a baby and serves primarily as food and water for the baby. For the initial months after birth, the baby gets all the energy and nutrients they need from breast milk.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-08-31

All about Drug tests

This guide serves to inform you of the different types of Drug tests available, what type of test to choose, and under which circumstances.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-07-07

Hepatitis B

How common is Chronic Hepatitis B?

  • Chronic Hepatitis B is known to be a global problem.
  • More than 250 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis B virus.
  • Chronic infection causes more than 650 000 deaths each year.
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2023 Newsletters - 2023-07-06

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes both acute and chronic infection. Acute HCV infection is usually asymptomatic and is only very rarely associated with life-threatening disease. About 15–45% of infected persons spontaneously clear the virus without any treatment. The remaining 55–85% of persons will develop chronic HCV infection. Of those with chronic HCV infection, the risk of Cirrhosis of the liver is 15–30% within 20 years.

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2023 Newsletters - 2023-06-05

Lactose intolerance

Lactose is a sugar primarily found in milk. Our bodies possess an enzyme called lactase, which is responsible for breaking down this sugar. However, individuals with lactose intolerance experience a reduced activity or absence of this enzyme. As a result, lactose is not properly digested, leading to varying degrees of digestive issues such as bloating, flatulence, intestinal cramps, and diarrhea.

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