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Tags: COVID-19, ANTIGEN TEST17/06/2021

What is a COVID-19 Antigen Test?

A COVID-19 antigen test detects coronavirus proteins in the mouth and throat. This test determines whether a patient is currently infected with COVID-19.

Antigen testing is a suitable ‘first line of defense’ test against COVID-19, particularly in individuals who have COVID symptoms, because it is a relatively simple procedure, and is quicker than other approaches – like PCR testing; it typically takes around 15 minutes for a result.

Tags: COVID-1917/06/2021

We offer you the tests and solutions to protect your people, your customers and your business.

ALPHA PROLIPSIS offers your team or your customers the answers to their two most pressing COVID-19 questions:

  • Do I have COVID-19 now? – ALPHA PROLIPSIS’ PCR test
  • Have I been exposed to SARS-CoV-2? – ALPHA PROLIPSIS ’ Serology test

By offering both tests on your terms, ALPHA PROLIPSIS can help protect your people, your customers and your business in the post-COVID-19 world.

Tags: Pap smear31/07/2019

What you need to know about them, why you need to do them, how often and when?


Simply put, a pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer (cancer of the mouth of the womb). Different guidelines exist for different countries and different situations. I’ll share info on what prescribed for SA in both private and government settings.

Cervical cancer is caused by specific strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which grows just in the opening of the cervix and causes abnormal cells to start growing.

The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), which precede anal cancer, is much higher in women living with HIV than previously reported, a multi-site, national study involving hundreds of patients has found. Conducted by researchers from the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group, the results call for new strategies to be developed for wider screening of women living with HIV, who have disproportionally higher rates of anal cancer compared to the general population of women.

Tags: cytology, manual6/06/2019

Demographic and epidemiological transitions and changes in lifestyle are leading to the
emergence of cancer and other chronic diseases as public health problems in India. Cancer
pattern in India reveals the predominance of tobacco related cancers, which are amenable
to primary prevention. Cancer Registries in different parts of the country reveal that majority
of cancer cases present in an advanced stage and makes treatment options prolonged and
expensive. Therefore, the National Cancer Control Programme has placed its emphasis on