Coeliac Disease - Disease Association Testing
Coeliac Disease - Disease Association Testing
Jessica Harland - Monday, July 30, 2018

Coeliac disease is a T-cell-mediated chronic autoimmune disease which effects the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine due to surface inflammation. The symptoms are caused by disease-specific antibodies against endomysium or tissue transglutaminase, which inflict damage to the lining of the intestine upon ingestion of gluten. Commonly reported symptoms include stomach pain and cramping, nausea, ongoing fatigue, constipation, diarrhoea, weight loss, mouth ulcers and bloating.  

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Assay Standardisation
Assay Standardisation
Jessica Harland - Friday, June 08, 2018

Clinical laboratory measurements can be used for disease diagnosis, to guide pharmaceutical therapy, monitor disease progression and assess risk of recurrence. As an integral part of this, test procedure standardisation is essential to produce verifiable results, referring to the ability of an assay methodology to produce results which are both repeatable and reproducible. Inconsistent test procedures can lead to inconsistent assessment of a patient and, in some situations, incorrect diagnosis or treatment. 

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