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Salmonella Detection & Identification

Salmonella Detection & Identification

14 June 2019

Salmonella is one of the most well-known causes of food poisoning, most commonly associated with eggs. However, salmonella bacteria can come from a variety of places, and although in most cases the in…

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Lectins in Laboratories: An Overview

Lectins in Laboratories: An Overview

16 May 2019

Blood grouping reagents are solutions that are used to determine blood type. The 4 ABO blood types are determined by whether certain antigens are present on the surface of the red blood cells, and whe…

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Discovering Barcode Blood Bands

Discovering Barcode Blood Bands

5 April 2019

Ensuring that a patient always receives the accurate blood product is a very difficult process and needs to be error-free. To ensure the patient's safety, hospitals around the world have been usin…

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Everything You Should Know About Latex Agglutination Tests

Everything You Should Know About Latex Agglutination Tests

22 November 2018

Agglutination is the process that occurs when an antigen is mixed with its corresponding antibody called agglutinin and is commonly used in blood grouping. Latex agglutination test, also called latex…

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Exploring Blood Disorders: Haemophilia

Exploring Blood Disorders: Haemophilia

12 July 2018

Haemophilia, a hereditary genetic condition affects the blood’s capability to clot. According to The Haemophilia Society, around 26,000 people in the UK have a diagnosis of an inherited bleeding…

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