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ZIKA VIRUS HIGH ALERT, BE AWARE AND ACT WITH CARE

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  • World Health Organization has raised concerns over the safety of all players and visitors expected to be in Brazil for the Olympics.

  • Estimated 1 million individuals have been infected by Zika virus, transmitted by mosquitoes Aedes aegypti.
  • This Virus has also spread to other western countries and pacific region.
  • Only ~20% infected individuals become symptomatic (fever with maculopapular rash, muscle/joint pain, painful red eyes and headache) lasting for several days to a week.
  • Pregnant women have the worst consequences: as children born to infected mothers are known to suffer from severe brain defects (microcephaly – small sized heads) and other neurological problems.
  • The Centre of Disease Control has also advised men to refrain sexual activities for at least 6 months after returning from countries with high prevalence of Zika virus infection.

Suburban Diagnostics introduces Zika Virus RT_PCR test which help you to be prepared against this grim mosquito terror. Call our Healthline to know more about the test.

Most Wanted For a Healthy Living

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  • Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, can be produced in the body with mild sun exposure or consumed in food or supplements. It is estimated that around 80% of the indian population has Vitamin D levels less than normal.

  • Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, helping to:
    • Maintain the health of bones and teeth.
    • Support lung function and cardiovascular health.
  • Vitamin D should be tested by individuals less exposed to sunlight, bed ridden patients, those working indoors, older patients with bone and joint pains and patients on Vitamin D supplements for monitoring of therapy.
  • The two most important forms of vitamin D are Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol). While the human body produces Vitamin D3, Vitamin D2 is available in supplements and fortified foods.

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  • Common Manifestations of Vitamin D deficiency includes rickets in children, muscle weakness, lethargy and mineral bone density in adults.
  • Suburban Diagnostics advises you to take the right step towards life, call our healthline now to book appointment for Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum Calcium, Vitamin D package, PTH and BMD.

Breast Cancer : The Indian Scenario

  • Breast Cancer is the most Common cancer among women in India and accounts for 27% of all cancer in women.
  • In urban areas, 1 in 22 women develops breast cancer during her lifetime.
  • 1.45 lakhs of fresh cases diagnosed every year in India.

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Mammography

  • The most efficient screening method to detect early breast cancer.
  • A Mammography is an X-ray that produces an image of the inner breast tissue on film, complimented by sono-mammography.
  • The test is conducted by a female technician, under the guidance of a Radiologist.

BRCA 1 & 2

  • Once in lifetime test for detection of hereditary breast & ovarian cancer risk.
  • In depth analysis by NGS and confirmation by Sanger Sequencing (Gold Standard Technique)

Other Tests

  • CA 15.3
  • FNAC

For any technical queries contact Dr. Nidhi Garg on +919663677705

For scheduling any appointments or any general inquires call our health line number.

The Use Of HIV Genotyping To Guide Therapy

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  • A recent study from India, reported HIV-1 subtype ‘C’ to be predominant in 95.6% patients, while 4.4% patients were infected with circulating recombinant forms.
  • Mutational testing reported 43.4% treatment naive and 36.3% treatment experienced patients to confer first – and/or second – line antiretroviral drug resistance.
  • The International AIDS Society-USA Panel issued a consensus statement in 2000, noting that resistance testing is of value in situations of first regimen failure, multiple regimen failures, and pregnancy with (HIV) viremia. Additionally, the panel recommends considering resistance testing in cases of primary HIV infection and established HIV infection.

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  • HIV-1 Drug Resistance Testing is an in-house developed assay based on the PCR + Sequencing platform. This test reports the genotypic mutations present and the antiviral drugs for which the mutations Conferresistance. The results of this test must be utilized in the Context of the Complete clinical picture.

For any technical queries you can contact Dr.Viral Vadwai on +91 982 038 8855