Report from Eurolab (IFCC) 2013 Milan

This was a spectacular conference with over 6000 delegates comprising of scientific experts, doctors, manufacturers and representatives from Tiscanlabs.

Lots of learning and updates took place and a summary of the key facts have been detailed below; courtesy of our representation.

With the help of IL 6 Serum iron is physiologically reduced during infections to deprive viruses of this element; microbes cannot survive without iron for a few hours while the human can cope with very low levels for weeks;in anaemia of inflation, IL6 is raised and haemoglobin would reduce.

50% ofpatients with  sub clinical hyperthyrodism and hypothyrodism spontaneously revert to normal thyroid function and therefore it is essential to repeat testing.