Edupath Newsletter August 2020 – Autoimmune disease

Autoimmune conditions pose a diagnostic challenge as the presenting clinical symptoms may be non-specific, vary from patient to patient and often overlap. Moreover, there is no single diagnostic test for any one autoimmune disease. Diagnosis is most often based on a...

Edupath Newsletter June 2020 – Pan fungal PCR

The PathCare molecular laboratory has developed an in-house, validated, pan-fungal PCR. Although more than 2 million fungal species are recognized, only 600 are reported to cause human disease and 99% of all human disease are caused by about 30 species. Haematological...

Edupath Newsletter May 2020 – Lymphocytosis

Lymphocytosis refers to an increase of peripheral blood lymphocytes, which for adults is defined as an absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) > 5.0 x 109/L. Lymphocytes generally constitute 8-33% of white blood cell count (WBC) in peripheral blood. The normal number and...