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Cerba Lancet Africa signs strategic partnership with international Clinical Laboratories in Ethiopia
Press Releases - 2022-10-05

Cerba Lancet Africa signs strategic partnership with international Clinical Laboratories in Ethiopia

Johannesburg (South Africa) and Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia), 29th September 2022 - Cerba Lancet Africa, a benchmark in the field of medical diagnosis in Africa, today announced it has signed a strategic partnership with International Clinical Laboratories (ICL) Ethiopia, the leading private clinical pathology laboratory in the country serving more than 3 million patients over the past 17 years.

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High blood pressure
Newsletter - 2022-09-15

High blood pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through them. The narrower an artery, the greater the force needed to push the blood through it. Blood pressure is measured with a cuff your health care worker places around your arm.

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What is creatinine?
Newsletter - 2022-09-15

What is creatinine?

Creatinine is a waste product of the body that comes from the breakdown of muscle creatine. It is eliminated in the urine by filtration in the kidneys. When the kidneys' ability to eliminate waste decreases, the amount of creatinine increases in the blood. Its dosage in the blood, therefore, depends on kidney function but also on muscle mass.

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Natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure
Newsletter - 2022-09-15

Natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure

Cleavage of the prohormone proBNP (B-type natriuretic peptide) produces biologically active 32 amino acid BNP and biologically inert 76 amino acid N-terminal pro-BNP (NT-proBNP). Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a hormone that is released from myocardial cells in the atria, and in some cases the ventricles in response to volume expansion.

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Newsletter - 2022-09-15

Approach to adult patient with Anaemia

Anaemia is defined as a reduction in one or more of the red blood cell indices of Hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, Hematocrit, and Red blood cell (RBC) count. However, Hemoglobin concentration is the most widely used parameter.

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Newsletter - 2022-08-30

HIV Testing

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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Newsletter - 2022-08-10

Pollen allergy: causes and symptoms

Respiratory allergies affect many people, especially allergic rhinitis which alone affects about 25% of adults. The symptoms vary and are most often non-specific to the allergy.

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Newsletter - 2022-08-10

Understand Allergies Better Allergy

Allergy is related to the development of an inappropriate reaction of the body to contact with an allergen. This reaction develops in a context that brings together a set of family and environmental factors. It results in the appearance of a wide variety of symptoms that evolve over the course of a lifetime and can affect several organs.

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Newsletter - 2022-07-29

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is inflammation of the Liver due to an infection with the Hepatitis B virus. The severity of the disease can range from a mild illness lasting only a few weeks (called acute infection), to a lifelong, serious (and potentially deadly) illness (called chronic infection.)

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Newsletter - 2022-07-19

Interpretation of COVID-19 RT PCR Positive & Negative Results on Sequential Samples

RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 is a diagnostic test designed for detecting the virus in respiratory samples of symptomatic individuals.

  • It is therefore very specifc, so positive results are real sensitivity however is lower and false negative results may occur in up to 20% of swabs done, especially in mild or asymptomatically infected individuals.
  • Referring doctors and patients usually have difficulty in interpreting these results, particularly when performed sequentially on patients, resulting in negative/positive or positive/negative discordances.

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