Infection and inflammation, innate and adaptive immune response, cells that are involved in the different pathways and what the XN-Series analysers have to do with all this are the topics covered within this article.
Do you wonder if the storage and handling of QC materials influences the results? This article gives examples of how the temperature of the QC material and the mixing affects the measured results and explains also how this situations can be avoided.
The determination of the ‘erythrocyte sedimentation rate’ (ESR) is a commonly performed laboratory test with a traditional role. In this article, the mechanism of red blood cell aggregation and sedimentation is described, the standardised procedure is explained and we provide an update on the clinical interpretation of the ESR.