MICROBIOLOGY
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION
ELISA FOR ASPERGILLUS GALACTOMANAN ANTIGEN DETECTION

Invasive aspergillosis is a serious and often fatal infection in patients who are neutropenic or have undergone solid organ or stem cell transplantation, delayed diagnosis and therapy may lead to poor outcome in these patients. Accurate diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis may improve outcome and assists in early diagnosis by permitting treatment before the infection becomes irreversible. Diagnosis may be facilitated by galactomannan antigen detection using an enzyme immunoassay using rat monoclonal antibodies which recognize ß (1?5)-linked galactofuranose.


we perform the assay and results are available in about 4 hours.


HPV DNA ASSAY OF CERVICAL SPECIMEN USING CAPTURE TECHNIQUE AND GENOTYPING USING LINEAR ARRAY

Persistant infection with Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the principal cause of Cervical Cancer and its precusor cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). The prescence of HPV had been implicated in greater then 99% of cervical cancers worldwide. HPV is extremely difficult to culture in Vitro and not all patients infected with HPV have a demonstratable antibody response. Therefore the nucleic acid (DNA) testing by PCR is a sensitive and a non-invasive method for determining the prescence of active cervical HPV infection.


We perform the assay by amplification of target DNA by the PCR and nucleic acid hybridisation and detect 37 anogenitical HPV DNA types using linear array technology.