Immunohistochemistry (IHC): Key to Cancer Diagnosis

Defining Immunohistochemistry Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a valuable laboratory diagnostic technique that employs antibodies to detect antigens in a tissue sample. It’s one lab technique a pathologist may use to check for signs of disease following a biopsy. IHC is commonly used to diagnose cancer, degenerative diseases, and skin disorders. IHC is also useful in predicting […]

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Understanding The Threat Of Prostate Cancer And Why Screening and Early Detection is Your Best Bet.

Prostate Cancer: The silent killer stalking Kenyan men. Prostate cancer, a disease affecting the male reproductive system, casts a long shadow in Kenya, ranking as the second most common cancer among men. While it often progresses silently, early detection and intervention can significantly improve the odds of successful treatment. This article aims to equip Kenyan

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Biopsy procedure in Kenya: A crucial diagnostic aid in cancer

What is a Biopsy Test A biopsy test is a medical procedure performed to collect tissue or cell samples from a diseased organ or  part of the body. The tissue is thereafter submitted to the clinical laboratory for analysis. A biopsy is a critical diagnostic modality for a range of diseases including cancer, infections, inflammatory

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Tumor Markers: Unraveling secrets to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment.

What are Tumor Markers? Cancer is a complex disease that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. One tool that doctors use to help diagnose and monitor cancer is tumor markers.  Tumor markers are substances found in higher-than-normal levels in the blood, urine, or tissues of some people with certain cancers. These substances, which are

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Diagnosis of Leukemia: The Critical role of Laboratory tests 

What is Leukemia? Often referred to as blood cancer, leukaemia is the excessive proliferation of abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow. The abnormal cells spill over to the bloodstream and onto other organs. In this post, we will explore the critical role laboratory investigations play in the diagnosis of leukemias Leukaemia can occur

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