Heterophile antibodies are present in the blood of at least 10% of the general population. These anti-animal antibodies, especially human anti-mouse antibodies (HAMA), are one of the potential sources of error in immunodiagnostics assays as they can cause false positive or false negative results.
Noroviruses are highly contagious viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis and the source of infection is often contaminated food or water. Norovirus infections spread quickly and outbreaks affecting hundreds of people are common.
A short article “Can we expect a pronounced effect of neprilysin inhibition by LCZ696 on the levels of immunoreactive BNP? ” written by Dr. Alexander Semenov, one of HyTest’s scientists, was published in NACB Scientific Shorts in October.
We are delighted to let you know that we are sponsoring the new IFCC Distinguished Award for Contributions to Cardiovascular Diagnostics. The award honors an individual who has undertaken remarkable scientific work with cardiac markers or immunodiagnostic applications to improve cardiac disease diagnosis.