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Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »

Diet to increase red blood cells

Are you feeling weak or fatigued? Anemia occurs when your red blood cell RBC count is low. If your RBC count is low, your body has to work harder to deliver oxygen throughout your body. RBCs are produced in the bone marrow and circulate around the body for days. Then, they go to the liver,… Read More »