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Urinary tract infections (UTI) belong to the most common bacterial infections and, though suspected cases often turn out to be negative, contribute to high laboratory workloads and empiric prescription of antibiotics, a main driver antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This white paper reviews the strengths of the UF-series in ruling-out UTI, supporting its diagnosis and potential applications to further optimise the UTI laboratory workflow, aiming to fight AMR.
The immature platelet count (IPF#) is a new haematological diagnostic parameter available from a routine blood laboratory test. Discover in this white paper how it can help you to evaluate the effectiveness of antiplatelet medication and forecast the risk of adverse cardiovascular events.
The treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) can be challenging. The immature platelet count (IPF#) can help, making it easier to monitor the efficacy of the different treatment mechanisms and assessing bleeding risks. This white paper explains how.
The intended objective of this article is to highlight the importance of early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The diagnosis of CKD often requires the input of many disciplines alongside that of the primary health caregiver. It is common for patients with CKD to also have other chronic conditions, including but not restricted to hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Abnormal RBC results generate extra workload for laboratories and require careful interpretation to guide treatment options. This white paper describes common RBC diseases, both acquired and hereditary, that are frequently encountered in a routine laboratory, and presents how intelligent interpretation of blood counts and algorithms can identify these conditions. Subsequent confirmatory tests lead to improved turn-around times and better patient management.
During HSCT patients suffer from many critical conditions such as thrombocytopenia or infections, as well as it is necessary to closely monitor the engraftment. This white paper explains how a Sysmex haematology analyser can answer your clinical demands.
A deeper insight about an activation of the immune response of patients can be acquired from newly available diagnostic parameters that support differentiation between inflammation and infection, different pathogenic causes of infection (viral versus bacterial) and different types of immune response: early innate, cellular or humoral immune response.