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Now a DNA profile can simplify estate administration

Mar 09, 2024 | Genetics

DNA Test Estate Planning

A verified DNA test, with guaranteed Chain of Custody through Ampath Laboratories, has proven invaluable in resolving many disputes and estate administration problems....

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Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer

Mar 08, 2024 | Genetics

Breast Cancer Next Generation Sequencing

The application of next generation sequencing (NGS) on breast cancer has been associated with tremendous advances in the understanding of the disease. NGS can assist with screening for familial predisposition and can identify pathogenic sequence variants (mutations) that have an important predictive role in the implementation of targeted therapy....

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Genetic Testing for Cardiovascular Disorders

Mar 07, 2024 | Genetics

Genetic Testing for Cardiovascular Conditions Genetics Counselling

Depending on the cardiovascular condition, genetic testing may be useful for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, family screening, and reproductive planning. Genetic counselling plays an important role in assessment and care of patients undergoing genetic testing. Ampath offers face to face and remote genetic counselling to referred patients....

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Oncomine™ Precision Assay

Mar 06, 2024 | Genetics

Precision Oncology

Precision oncology continues to provide a significant survival benefit to cancer patients by matching biomarker therapy with targetable tumour-specific molecular aberrations. To this end, we offer an improved and more comprehensive solid tumour panel, the Oncomine™ Precision Assay....

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Array Comparative Genome Hybridisation (Array CGH)

Mar 05, 2024 | Genetics

Chromosomal Abnormalities

Array Comparative Genome Hybridisation (Array CGH) for detection of constitutional submicroscopic chromosomal imbalances....

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Cervical Cancer Screening

Mar 04, 2024 | Molecular Biology

Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) HPV PCR

Screening for cervical cancer is required for women regardless of their HPV vaccination status....

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Liquid Based Cytology (LBC)

Mar 03, 2024 | Molecular Biology

Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) Pap Smear

Major advances in cervical cancer screening, such as the development of liquid based cytology (LBC), have reduced death rates from cervical cancer worldwide....

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Metal Allergy

Mar 02, 2024 | Immunology

Metal Hypersensitivity Lymphocyte Proliferation Test (LPT)

Ampath is currently the only private laboratory in South Africa that offers testing for metal hypersensitivity. Testing is performed at our Cellular Immunology Laboratory....

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Chimerism Testing and Engraftment Monitoring

Mar 01, 2024 | Immunology

Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Genetic Profiling

Chimerism testing is used to confirm and monitor engraftment in patients who have received an allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Chimerism testing also allows for detection of early relapse and can guide immunotherapy management decisions....

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Infection and Infertility

Feb 29, 2024 | Molecular Biology

Female Infertility Infectious Diseases Testing Male Infertility

Infection causes inflammation which, in turn, can affect both male and female reproductive tracts and potentially impact the ability to conceive....

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Infectious Disease Screening during pregnancy

Feb 28, 2024 | Molecular Biology

Pregnancy Screening Tests Vaccinations

Infections during pregnancy can have adverse effects on both the mother and baby. Certain basic precautions, screening and vaccinations can go a long way to protecting both....

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Jan 31, 2024 | Haematology

Tumour Markers

Markers that occur most commonly for specific tumour types....

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ALEX2 - Building allergy puzzles

May 16, 2023 | Immunology

Allergies Allergy Test

The Allergy Xplorer (ALEX2) test is a multiplex IgE immunoassay that contains both whole allergen extracts and molecular allergen components. Multiple allergens are detected in one assay, providing a cost-effective way to examine IgE sensitisation patterns, especially in patients with complex symptoms, polysensitisation and high levels of total serum IgE....