Diagnostics Biochem Canada Inc of London, ON at MEDICA 2019 in Düsseldorf -- COMPAMED Trade Fair
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Diagnostics Biochem Canada Inc

384 Neptune Crescent, N6M 1A1 London, ON
Canada
Telephone +1 519 681-8731
Fax +1 519 681-8734
dbc@dbc-labs.com

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MEDICA 2019 hall map (Hall 3): stand E51

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MEDICA 2019 fairground map: Hall 3

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Diagnostic Tests
  • 03.02  Immunochemistry testing, immunology testing
  • 03.02.01  Immuno assay testing

Our products

Product category: Immuno assay testing

β2-Microglobulin ELISA kit

β2-Microglobulin (β2-M) is a single polypeptide chain containing 100 amino acids and is found on the surface of nucleated cells. β2-M is continuously secreted into the circulatory system and therefore maintains a balanced serum level.

Clinical Trends:

  • Decreases in the glomerular filtration rate gives rise to increases in the level of β2-M.
  • β2-M is a helpful marker in the diagnosis of kidney disease and active rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) show an increased level of β2-M.
β2-M has a low concentration in serum. We have found in a normal unselected population that in serum the highest level for β2-M is 3.8 mg/L. The total number of serum samples tested was 92, showing little differences in the normal level in males, pre- and postmenopausal females. The average for male samples = 1.582 mg/L, for premenopausal female = 1.457 mg/L, for postmenopausal female = 1.608 mg/L and finally for young people = 1.13 mg/L.

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Product category: Immuno assay testing

5α-Androstane-3α, 17β-diol Glucuronide (3α-Diol G) LIA kit

5α-Androstane-3α, 17β-diol glucuronide is a C19 steroid and is either abbreviated as 3α-Diol G, 5α-Diol G or simply, α-Diol G. It is produced mainly as a metabolite of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is largely produced in target peripheral tissues such as the skin, especially around hair follicles. The stimulation by large amounts of 3α-Diol G leads to excessive hair formation, notably where hair is not normally present in women.

In recent years the interest in the measurement of this steroid has increased among clinical investigators studying women suffering from idiopathic hirsutism.

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Product category: Immuno assay testing

Cortisol LIA

Cortisol is the most abundant circulating steroid and the major glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. Cortisol is physiologically effective in blood pressure maintenance and anti-infl ammatory activity. It is also involved in calcium absorption, gluconeogenesis as well as the secretion of gastric acid and pepsin.

Measurement of blood cortisol levels can be used as an indicator of adrenal function and the differential diagnosis of Addison’s and Cushing’s diseases as well as adrenal hyperplasia and carcinoma.

Most circulating cortisol is bound to cortisol binding globulin or transcortin. Therefore, the free cortisol concentration excreted in the urine is very small, and the 24-hour collection of urine is a must in order to obtain an accurate measurement of urinary cortisol. Cortisol in blood shows a diurnal rhythm with the highest levels in the morning and the lowest levels at night.

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About us

Company details

DBC was founded in 1973 by a partnership of medical doctors with the initiative to research, develop and market quality radioimmunoassay kits and reagents. As technology in the field progressed the founders of DBC recognized the need to develop simple and non-isotopic kits for our customers. With a strong research initiative, DBC successfully converted from RIA to the ELISA and LIA technologies of today.
We have been exporting our products around the globe for over 40 years. As a leader in the industry, it has always been our goal to offer a wide range of test kits and continually introduce new and unique products to the market place. It is our strong commitment to research and development that has enabled us to offer our customers ongoing and unique products.

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