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Objectives & Activities of Autoimmune Unit

. Last Updated: 11 June 2024Hits: 23655

OBJECTIVES

  • To carry out fundamental and applied research in the important fields of immunology and autoimmune diseases.
  • To provide advanced diagnostic services to patients afflicted with autoimmune diseases in both the public and private sectors.
  • To impart knowledge and expertise by offering courses, formal lectures, and providing student attachments.

ACTIVITIES

1.      Diagnostic services

Please find below the list of diagnostic tests that we offer:

No. Tests
1 Anti-Aquaporin-4 (AQ-4) Antibodies
2 N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor (NMDAR) Antibodies
3 Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndrome (PNS) Antibodies
4 Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Antibodies
5 Coeliac Disease (CD) Antibodies
  • Anti-Deaminated Gliadin (IgA &IgG)
  • Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (IgA & IgG)
  • Anti-Endomysium (IgA)
6 Ganglioside (GA) Antibodies
7 Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM) Antibodies
8 Anti-Phospholipase-A2 Receptor (PLA2R) Antibodies
9 Specific Liver Antibodies (SLA)
10 Skin Antibodies
11 Cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α)
   

The staff of the Autoimmune Unit performed the cytokine panel test.

2.      Research

The primary research focus of our unit lies in the field of immunology, with a dedicated effort towards enhancing disease management and preventing autoimmune disorders. Our team is particularly interested in the study of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), and coeliac disease. Additionally, we are involved in the development of mRNA vaccines. In our pursuit of scientific excellence, we actively collaborate with local universities and hospitals to further our research and contribute to the broader scientific community.

Re-culture the cryopreserved PBMCs to revive the cells before subsequent tests

 

3.      Training

We offer laboratory training to students pursuing sub-speciality programs, Masters, Bachelors, and Diplomas, as well as laboratory personnel from both government and private institutes. Our program is specifically designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to excel in the field of laboratory testing. Moreover, we attend regular training sessions to stay up-to-date with the latest diagnostic tests.

Practical session for ELISA method and cytokine panel test

 

4.      Consultancy

We offer consultancy services that specialise in research and diagnostics related to autoimmune diseases and immunological conditions. Our services include consultation, data analysis, and interpretation. Our goal is to provide our clients with exceptional service and support, and we are dedicated to delivering results of the highest quality.

Interpreting results and data

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