RCLS and the detection of Gastric Cancer
Randox are producing high quality IVD products based the 36 years’ expertise and knowledge they have built. RCLS specialises in biomarker and multiplex testing to provide full laboratory services. Currently, there are four laboratories across the UK located in Liverpool, London, Holywood and the Randox Science Park in Antrim. Overall, the RCLS team aim to save your laboratory time and money.
The NHS states that every year, over 6,000 people are diagnosed with Gastric Cancer in the UK 1. Gastric Cancer is the world’s 5th most common disease which cancer cells form in the lining of the stomach. There are many symptoms of stomach cancer including indigestion, heartburn, trapped wind and many other syndromes.
However, often this type of cancer is diagnosed at an advanced stage when the treatment is less effective. Matt Atherton emphasises the importance of diagnosing stomach cancer early as the overall patient experience would be easier and more effective. 2 Dr Shekhar Patil explained that as a result, early diagnoses lead to increased survival rates 3. Identifying cancer at an early stage also benefits the patient financially impact as less expensive treatment can be carried out. The World Health Organisation4 has said that, overall, detecting cancer early is more effective, less complex and less expensive.
Randox Clinical Laboratory Services (RCLS) offers a Gastro Panel Array which encompasses two quantitative arrays, a H. pylori assay for the detection of antibodies produced in response to a H. pylori infection, a common cause of gastric cancer as well as a 3plex GastroPanel assay, for the detection of pepsinogen I (PGI), pepsinogen II (PGII) and gastrin 17 (G17).
Our Gastro Panel Array offers patients a comprehensive patient profile of gastric health through a single blood sample and can increase survival rates! RCLS offers accurate, rapid and precise results while improving patient care.
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