2017 McDonald Criteria for MS
The February 2018 issue of The Lancet included an updated position paper from the International Panel on Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis . Three major takeaways for the laboratory include:

CSF oligoclonal bands (OCB) are now considered diagnostic of MS after patient's first attack if more than two MRI lesions are present.
CSF OCB are diagnostic after a second clinical attack implicating a different CNS site, even if only one MRI lesion is present.
More than two CSF OCB indicate intrathecal antibody synthesis more reliably than other CSF tests.

The SPIFE Touch CSF IgG IEF is a "gold standard" method of IEF followed by Western Blot. It has a 95% sensitivity and specificity, far superior to standard electrophoresis or IgG index methods, with a dynamic range of 0.025 mg/dL to 5.0 mg/dL. 


Try ColoScreen iFOBT - Free Sample
Next generation ColoScreen iFOBT for immunochemical detection of human hemoglobin offers the latest technology for screening of gastrointestinal diseases including colorectal cancer. Helena ColoScreen occult blood products have been a trusted brand since 1981, offering premium quality and an excellent value.

ColoScreen iFOBT is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay. It is highly specific for human hemoglobin - no interference from peroxidase or blood from dietary sources and is sensitive to 50 µg/g feces. Request a free sample test kit today.
Touch Series with Myeloma Module
The Touch integrated gel ELP system puts the power of touch technology in your hands to knock out all your protein, immunofixation, hemoglobin and cholesterol testing quickly and efficiently. The new Myeloma Module is groundbreaking technology for tracking, interpreting and reporting zone and CE results. See the new Touch video to learn more.



2018 Road Tour Coming Soon
The Road Tour truck is being packed up! These invitational focus group meetings grew out of the commitment of Helena's founder, Tipton Golias' to meet face to face with laboratorians to hear how we can meet your needs and get your feedback. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend a local meeting.
    May Focus Groups
  • Seattle
  • Portand
  • Oakland
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles (North)
  • Los Angeles (Airport)
  • Anaheim
  • San Diego
  • Phoenix
  • El Paso
    June Focus Groups
  • Denver
  • Oklahoma City
  • Dallas
  • San Antonio
  • Houston
  • St Louis
  • Kansas City
  • Minneapolis
  • Milwaukee
  • Chicago (NW)
    July Focus Groups
  • Chicago (S)
  • Indianapolis
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Detroit
  • Pittsburgh
  • Cleveland
  • Buffalo
  • Newark
    August Focus Groups
  • Boston
  • Hartford
  • Westchester County
  • New York (Downtown)
  • New York (Airport)
  • Philadelphia
  • Baltimore
  • Norfolk
  • Raleigh
    September Focus Groups
  • Nashville
  • Knoxville
  • Charlotte
  • Charleston
  • Atlanta
  • San Juan
  • Ft Lauderdale
  • Tampa
  • Orlando
    October Focus Groups
  • Little Rock
  • Memphis
  • Birmingham
  • Jackson
  • New Orlean