How do the COVID-19 tests and molecular tests work?

How do the COVID-19 tests and molecular tests work?

Post Views: 16 You probably have heard a lot about both SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused Covid-19, and tests for COVID-19. Any virus needs a host to replicate and to generate more viral replicas as the virus seizes the host’s cells. The genomic material remains in the body while the virus is still copying and…

The Importance of Using External Controls in Molecular Microbiology

The Importance of Using External Controls in Molecular Microbiology

Post Views: 52 Quality assurance or QA refers to the quality control activities relevant to analytical procedures conducted in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Quality assurance should incorporate external and internal quality evaluations. Applying quality control devices in molecular microbiology assays is crucial to ensure precise results and proper patient management. External Quality assurance is sometimes…

West Nile Virus Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatments

West Nile Virus Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatments

Post Views: 265 West Nile Virus West Nile virus, commonly abbreviated as WNV, is a flavivirus of the family Flaviviridae transmitted to humans through mosquito bites or through their contact with infected blood. In most cases, patients are asymptomatic but the infection can cause a self-limited influenza-like illness, West Nile fever (WNF) or very rarely,…

What Is Zika Virus and its Range Verification Panel

What Is Zika Virus and its Range Verification Panel

Post Views: 471  What is Zika Virus?  ZIKV is an arbovirus individual from the Flaviviridae family, transmitted to people basically through the sting of a contaminated Aedes mosquito. In 2015, ZIKV previously showed up outside of Africa and Asia when it was disengaged in Brazil, causing an episode that probably started from a contaminated explorer…