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Still in the new year fever, we take a look at Certified Reference Materials and what the advantages of using them in our microbiology laboratories are. ISO 17034 defines a reference material as material that is “sufficiently homogenous and stable with respect to one or more specified properties, which has been established to be fit…

Compliments of the new year! A year in which we will aim, through sharing of information, to curb life taking conditions starting with CARDIAC ARREST. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Globally, the heart condition claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostrate cancer, influenza, pneumonia and HIV. Most Cardiac arrests occur…

Urinary total protein – More than just protein…     Add this fast, non-invasive prognostic marker to your diagnostic workflow. Test urinary total protein to diagnose and monitor kidney diseases, diabetes and high blood pressure.     Urinary total protein (UTP) includes all proteins in urine samples. The presence of some quantities of proteins (<150…

Whether for cats, dogs, poultry, cattle or pigs: animal feed should be healthy and free from contaminants. Several product recalls have recently shown that this is not always the case. We show you six contaminants manufacturers should keep an eye on. 1. Microbiological contamination Salmonella were responsible for several recalls in the last few weeks;…

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Congratulations to our Managing Director Mr Edgar T. Chandiwana for winning the Outstanding Business Personality Of The Year Award 2017 hosted by Megafest Zimbabwe at Rainbow Towers Harare on 28/03/2018. The award reflects your dedication and enthusiasm towards your duties. We are proud of your accomplishments and are confident that you will continue with even…

Dear partners and friends Mycotoxins are a major problem for global agriculture, with contaminations regularly causing crop losses. Reference materials, as part of quality assurance, are indispensable to reliably detect mycotoxins. In food analysis, many factors can influence an analytical result, for example the selected method, the extraction process or the solvent used. When analyzing…

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On 19th of January 2018, Diagnostic Laboratory Suppliers (DLS) and Human GmbH, Germany handed over equipment which was donated in consultation with all relevant stakeholders such as National AIDS Council (NAC) and Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOH & CC). The deal emanated from the business DLS does with NAC  thus DLS felt compelled…

Cryptococcal meningitis is one of the most important opportunistic infections and a major contributor to high mortality before and after ART is initiated. Each year, Cryptococcus is believed to cause more deaths than tuberculosis in the sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from the excruciating lumber puncture there is a relatively less painful venepuncture for the diagnosis of…

Approximately 50 laboratory personnel and clinicians converged at Diagnostic Laboratory Suppliers offices to attend the Open Day on Friday 27th November 2015. The day was meant to acquaint customers with Diagnostic Laboratory Suppliers’ range of products. The event was graced by the presence of Human International Sales Manager for Africa, Mr Wolfgang Lerch. More so,…

Good News for Anaesthesia Anaesthetists came together to interact and share on what is new in anaesthesia. Under the theme ‘The Physician and the Anaesthetist’, the annual event was pretty much of a success as physicians shared with the anaesthetists a relaxing learning experience in Nyanga. The event which started on the 18th of September…

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