Heparinised plasma samples were analysed for the concentration values of amylase, gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), and the transaminases (aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT)) as biochemical screening
markers for diseases of the internal organs, and specifically the liver.
Health care costs have risen above inflation over the last decade, with only marginal increments in the health budget, and as a result many first-trimester screening centres in Gauteng have been forced to omit biochemical screening
Therefore, biochemical screening
of patients with Paget's disease should include evaluation of serum calcium, phosphate, and PTH.
She urged a move toward individualized risk assessment to include factors such as advanced maternal age, biochemical screening
, and all ultrasound markers, given a relative risk for each soft marker.
In both collaborations, Pharmagene will work closely with Argenta's scientists to optimise its lead compounds through integrated medicinal chemistry, biochemical screening
, and early ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion) studies.
Several studies in the 1970s in Britain, Australia, and the United States demonstrated that the yield from multiple biochemical screening
on admission to hospitals and clinics was discourag-
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Clinical analysis of blood (hemoglobin, color index, erythrocytes, platelets, leukocytes, leukocyte formula, esr), clinical analysis of urine (specific gravity, protein, sugar, microscopy of sediment), electrocardiography, biochemical screening
: serum glucose, cholesterol content, obstetrician-gynecologist
The combined biochemical screening
test result was negative.