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Measuring sIL-2R Levels In Interstitial Lung Disease

St Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, uses a soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) ELISA from Tecan in the investigation, management and monitoring of interstitial lung disease. This easy-to-use assay is the world’s first IVDR-compliant ELISA for the quantification of sIL-2R levels, and is supplied complete with the internal controls necessary to provide reliable measurements and distinguish between different types of interstitial lung disease.

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Using saliva to study hormones

Hormones are specialist chemical messengers that provide a communication system between different parts of the body. They affect everything from growth and metabolism to appetite and mood, while also playing a vital role in puberty and fertility. When hormone imbalances occur, they can lead to a number of health issues, including infertility and menopausal problems in women. Medicare PLUS is using saliva testing to identify these hormone level imbalances for individuals across Slovenia and further afield.

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Food for thought

Patients suffering from a number of different chronic diseases are turning to holistic healthcare provider RP Sanitas Humanus in the Netherlands for answers, frequently after conventional medicine has been unsuccessful. Food intolerances often lie at the root of the problem, and can be evaluated using automated analysis of IgG and IgG4 antibodies to isolate the true causes.

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