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    Diagnosis of parasites

    02.08.2022 Parasitic diseases occupy an important place in the pathology of both adults and children and are the cause of the development of a number of complications in the long term. A wide variety of food products, poor hygiene and domestic animals can be causes of parasitic infections in humans. The most common parasites are Enterobius vermicularis (sedge), Ascaris lumbricoides (human roundworm) and Echinococcus granulosus (dog tapeworm), and some of the most important intestinal protozoan... More

    INSTAND - Evaluation of methods for the detection of mutations with an increased risk of thrombosis

    06.07.2022 The second round of INSTAND EQA schemes on thrombophilic genetic detection methods is coming. Statistics shows that screening for mutations predisposing to the development of thrombophilia is the most frequently performed genetic testing, with a particularly high frequency among pregnant women. The frequency of this examination, as well as its clinical significance, determine the need for periodic control and evaluation of the diagnostic methods used. ... More

    Molecular diagnostics of dermatophytes and quality assesment by INSTAND

    30.06.2022 Dermatophytosis is a widespread infection caused by a group of filamentous fungi - dermatophytes, which have the ability to invade keratinized tissues of the skin, hair and nails. Infections caused by these representatives are persistent and require a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment approach. Molecular detection methods are the gold standard, providing the fastest and most accurate species identification of dermatophytes. The DermaGen... More

    INSTAND - Еxternal quality control programs for virus detection methods

    20.06.2022 Methods for detection and identification of viral causes of infections are an important part of modern infectious diagnostics. Due to its specific structural and genetic features, accurate etiological diagnosis of viral infections remains a challenge. There are two main groups of methods routinely used in virological diagnostics - molecular genetic and serological. The new round of INSTAND for external quality control of virus detection methods allows you to check the ... More

    What do we need to know about Lyme disease?

    06.06.2022 Lyme disease is one of the most common types of tick-borne diseases (TBDs), but many questions remain about the long-term treatment of this disease. Borrelia burgdorferi is a spirochete that causes the disease and is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Ixodes tick. The interval from infection of a person through bloodsucking to the appearance of the first symptoms of the disease is called the incubation period and it lasts between 3 and 30 days. and In untreated patie... More

    Monkeypox virus - overview and testing guidelines

    25.05.2022 On 7 May, the UK Health Security Agency reported a confirmed case of Monkeypox virus in a person traveling to Nigeria. Over the next few days, more cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the United Kingdom in people without a history of travel to endemic areas and without contact with the previously identified case. In the period from 13 to 23 May, a number of European countries registered more cases of monkeypox, including Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Germany, France, ... More

    Current topics in the microbiological world and guaranteed quality during the upcoming control by RIDACOM

    15.05.2022 Dear Partners and Friends, As in each of the past years, so today, our goal is to provide you with everything you need, according to current trends, modern innovations and the highest standards in the field of diagnostics. Our strategies for action in these times of crisis, as well as our tireless efforts over the years, have helped us to establish ourselves as your most trusted partner and to be officially recognized as the fas... More

    Severe acute hepatitis of unknown etiology in children - review and testing guidelines

    04.05.2022 The increase in cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology among previously healthy children under 10 years of age, was first reported to the WHO on 5 April 2022 by the United Kingdom. As of 20 April, there were 111 cases from the United Kingdom, and as of 27 April, another 55 possible or confirmed cases had been reported across Europe (including Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, etc.). The clinical picture is characterized by jaundi... More

    "Stronger together" - RIDACOM Customer Satisfaction Survey

    06.04.2022 Dear Partners and Friends, Last year, RIDACOM was selected as the "Best Growing Company of 2020", which we know would not be possible without you. Our mission and responsibility are to get better at what we do and to show you that together we can achieve more. Your opinion, level of satisfaction and recommendations are extremely important to us, so we have prepared a short survey in which you have the opportunity to express them. Taking only 2 minutes to complete it, you wi... More

    Introducing NAISSA® Monotest Immunoanalyzer

    05.04.2022 Dear Partners and Friends, Prompt and accurate diagnosis is undoubtedly key to any laboratory. In turn, the introduction of fully automated systems in routine work helps both to reduce the time for sample processing and to reduce the possibility of human error. It is with great pleasure that we would like to present to your attention the latest addition to RIDACOM's product portfolio, namely: NAISSA® Monotest Immunoanalyzer - Fully Automated Immunoanalyzer ... More

    HPV Diagnostics - Promotional campaign

    15.03.2022 Dear Partners and Friends, Cervical cancer is the most common malignancy in women. The reason for its occurrence is an infection with HPV (Human papillomavirus). Cervical cancer is completely preventable with regular screening, which ensures early detection of HPV infection and its follow-up over time. Therefore, testing for the presence of high-risk HPV types and cytological examination are an in... More

    EXCLUSIVE - Get FREE Real-Time PCR when purchasing SARS-CoV-2 detection kits

    16.02.2022 In order to help combat the pandemic and reduce overcrowding in laboratories, we at RIDACOM will provide FREE of charge one of the most wanted and reliable Real-Time PCR instruments of DNA Technology when purchasing SARS-CoV-2 detection kits. DTprime and DTlite combine the latest and most innovative technologies in PCR diagnostics with exceptional reliability and trouble-free operation, enabling unique research such as: Femoflor, Androflor, HPV quant 21, GutBiome and others. ... More

    Rapid screening strategy for Omicron B.1.1.529 by Real-Time PCR

    10.01.2022 Dear Partners and Friends, The new viral variant of SARS-CoV-2 (Omicron B.1.1.529) is spreading rapidly around the world and cases of this variant have already been confirmed in Bulgaria as well. Accurate identification and characterization of emerging variants is done by genomic sequencing, but the results of this method can be delayed for days. In view of the need for timely assessment of the epidemiological situation, the European Center for D... More

    Rapid and easy testing for FLU during COVID - Promotional campaign

    07.01.2022 Influenza is an acute infectious disease that spreads cyclically and leads to seasonal epidemics each year. According to the WHO, between 5-15% of the population is affected by influenza each year, reaching 3-5 million cases of severe influenza and about 650,000 deaths worldwide. Annual flu epidemics cause between 3 and 5 million severe cases and periodically cause pandemics. Due to the strict restrictive measures against COVID-19 in Bulgaria there has been a significant decline in in... More

    External quality control programs for SARS-CoV-2 detection methods by INSTAND and RIDACOM

    22.12.2021 Dear Partners and Friends, According to official statistics, more than 7,100,000 COVID-19 tests have been registered in Bulgaria since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual number of tests performed is probably much higher. Over these almost 2 years, we have been able to evaluate and compare hundreds of tests and technologies in an effort to provide the highest quality, reliable and affordable diagnostic solutions for COVID-19 and co... More

    Christmas Promotional Campaign 2021

    21.12.2021 Dear Partners and Friends, In the spirit of the warmest and long-awaited Christmas holidays, RIDACOM is here again! While looking for Christmas gifts for your loved ones and colleagues, we have prepared a Christmas Promotional Campaign in which you can experience some of the most intriguing and innovative diagnostic solutions, as well as the most sought after basic laboratory equipment. Until January 31, 2022 all your wishes can come true! You have the opportunity to order amazi... More

    RIDACOM & INSTAND - Excellence in Quality

    14.12.2021 Dear Partners and Friends, We are pleased to announce that from 12/12/2021: RIDACOM is an official partner of INSTAND for Bulgaria and Greece and together we will help and assist in ensuring and improving the quality of analyzes in your laboratory. INSTAND is an interdisciplinary, non-governmental, scientific-medical professional association, defined by the German Medical Union as a reference institution for quality control of medical laborato... More

    RIDACOM - "Best Performing Company" for 2020

    13.12.2021 On December 2, 2021, for the 28th consecutive year, the ceremony on the occasion of the presentation of the traditional annual BCCI awards for achievements in the Bulgarian economy and for contribution to the implementation of the goals and objectives of the Chamber took place. Despite the rapidly changing situation following the pandemic of COVID-19, which prevailed in 2019. So far, as a society, we have faced countless challenges, restrictions, difficulties in the devel... More

    Diagnosis of the newly discovered Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of SARS-CoV-2

    29.11.2021 The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have reported the registration of a new variant B.1.1.529 of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa and is marked with the letter Omicron in the Greek alphabet. It is classified as a VOC (Variant of Concern). The first registered case is from November 24, 2021. in Botswana, but there are already other detected cases of infection in Hong Kong, Israel and several European countries, including ... More