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Zena Max – H. Pylori PCR Kit

Zena Max – H. Pylori PCR Kit

The H. Pylori is a gram-negative bacterium which is responsible for a high percentage of stomach ulcers around the world. The bacteria can cause gastritis (mucosal inflammation), as the stomach lining is broken down by the bacterium. Exposing sensitive tissues to the stomach acid leading to peptic ulcers. The helical ... Read More
 
Zena Max – Parvovirus B19

Zena Max – Parvovirus B19

The Parvovirus virus usually causes fifth disease, a benign disease that is most common in childhood, and is usually accompanied by characteristic red cheeks. Saliva and nasal mucus are the common vectors of disease. However, if the sufferer is pregnant there is a risk of the child being infected through ... Read More
 
Zena Max – Toxoplasma gondii

Zena Max – Toxoplasma gondii

The protozoan parasite usually leads to benign flu-like symptoms upon infection, and then remains dormant (forming tissue cysts). The parasite then awaits the host to become immunosuppressed e.g. HIV infection, or even awaits pregnancy in the host to infect the child via the placenta. Immunocompromised individuals are of risk of ... Read More
 
Zena Max – Yersinia Pestis

Zena Max – Yersinia Pestis

This gram-negative bacterium is responsible for the plague. The bacterium is zoonotic as it may reside in mammals, or fleas and these tend to be the primary vectors. However, the bacteria can infect surfaces and become airborne in mucus droplets. The bacterium causes septicaemia, the bubonic plague and pneumonia in ... Read More
 
Zena Max – Borrelia burgdorferi

Zena Max – Borrelia burgdorferi

Within Tick salivary glands resides the neither gram-positive or gram-negative bacterium. This bacterium causes Lyme disease; a debilitating disease which can lead to: meningitis, arthritis and even cardiac arrest, if it remains untreated. If the disease is identified early, the treatments with antibiotics are much more effective, but accurate identification ... Read More
 
Zena Max – CMV

Zena Max – CMV

Overview. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the leading cause of congenital viral infection and mental retardation. HCMV infection, while causing asymptomatic infections in most immunocompetent subjects, can be transmitted during pregnancy from the mother with primary (and also recurrent) infection. It is important to monitor the levels of CMV viremia for ... Read More
 
Zena Max – HIV

Zena Max – HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus- 1 is a virus can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), HIV attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells (T cells) HIV-1 assay monitoring is essential in guiding when to recommend initiation of therapy. Clinical monitoring will include staging of the HIV/AIDS disease ... Read More
 
Zena Max – BKV

Zena Max – BKV

Zena Max – AMD BK VIRUS Overview. The BK virus rarely causes disease but is typically associated with patients who have had a kidney transplant, many people who are infected with this virus are asymptomatic. If symptoms do appear, they tend to be mild: respiratory infection or fever. These are ... Read More
 
Zena Max – EBV

Zena Max – EBV

Zena Max – AMD Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)  Overview. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), is one of the most common human viruses in the world. It spreads primarily through saliva. EBV can cause infectious mononucleosis, also called mono, and other illnesses. Most people will get infected with EBV in their lifetime and will ... Read More
 
Zena Max – HCV

Zena Max – HCV

Zena Max – AMD Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) PCR Kit Overview. Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV infection is generally asymptomatic during the acute phase and about 85% of them become chronically infected. One in five people exposed to hepatitis C will naturally ... Read More