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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 »

Teleflex recalls breathing tubes worldwide after reports of 4 deaths

(Reuters) – Teleflex Inc said on Monday it plans to recall some lots of its Hudson RCI Sheridan endotracheal tubes used for helping patients breathe, following reports of four deaths. The worldwide recall comes after the products were found to have an increased occurrence of being disconnected from the breathing circuit, resulting in insufficient oxygen… Read More »