Basic Lab Tests

Serology in a medical laboratory

Serological Diagnosis Of Infections

Introduction Serological diagnosis– It is the diagnosis of infectious diseases based upon the  Antigen-Antibody (Ag-Ab) reactions. Ag – Ab reaction is the union of an Ag with its specific Ab, best detected when each is in optimal concentration.   The type of such reaction depends upon the nature of both Ag and Ab used.   These reactions …

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Diabetes Mellitus blood sugar monitoring

Diabetes Mellitus: Overview of Lab Diagnosis in Kenya

Introduction Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects the body’s ability to regulate blood glucose levels. The core pathophysiology is the lack of adequate insulin or response to the insulin. Laboratory diagnosis of DM is crucial for early detection and effective management of the disease. In Kenya, the diagnosis of diabetes is …

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