Previously QBC Diagnostics and the Drucker Company

The ParaWorld Resource Center is Drucker Diagnostics' home for all Fluorescence Microscopy training and literature. Watch product training videos, download bench aids, and read frequently asked questions on FM, all from the convenience of your computer or mobile device.

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Bench Aids

Bench aids are a collection of supporting documents designed to assist technicians in performing review of diseases such as TB and Malaria. These documents contain illustrated step-by-step instructions for performing review, as well as micrographs depicting the presence of disease-causing agents.

 

AFB Detection Bench Aid

The ParaWorld AFB Detection bench aid is available for users interested in using Drucker Diagnostics products (including the ParaLens Advance and the F.A.S.T. AFB Kits) for the detection of tuberculosis. The bench aid is available in digital format below or in a printed format upon request.

Contains five (5) user guides: ParaLens Advance, F.A.S.T. AFB Slide Preparation, F.A.S.T. AFB Fluorescent Staining Procedures, F.A.S.T. AFB Troubleshooting, and SureFocus Microscope Slide.

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Malaria Detection Bench Aid

The ParaWorld Malaria Detection Bench Aid is designed for users of the ParaLens Advance and the QBC Malaria Test for the detection of malaria parasites. The bench aid is available in digital format below or in a printed format upon request.

Contains three (3) user guides: ParaLens Advance, QBC Malaria Test Sample Preparation, and QBC Malaria Test Sample Review.

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Atlases

ParaWorld atlases are pictorial guides used in the detection of diseases such as TB and Malaria. They include dozens of micrographs featuring disease-causing agents in an effort to allow users to recognize what they will be seeking when performing FM review.

 

Atlas of Blood Parasite Morphologies

The Atlas of Blood Parasite Morphologies consists of over 40 individual images of malaria parasites, filariae, and other phenomena detected with the QBC Malaria Test.

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ParaWorld is Drucker Diagnostics' line of fluorescence microscopy (FM) training resources and services. These resources are available to all users interested in learning more about FM, including users of products such as the ParaLens AdvanceF.A.S.T. AFB Kits, and more.

A single-page information piece containing details about ParaWorld training courses and other resources.

ParaWorld FAQs are in-depth explorations of individual topics of interest in the fluorescence microscopy field, structured in an easy-to-read question and answer format.

This document details the World Health Organization's policy statement embracing the use of LED fluorescence microscopy for AFB detection.

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This document addresses the phenomenon of photobleaching, which can affect AFB samples treated with fluorescent stains.

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ParaWorld training seminars are hands-on FM training courses, with concentrations in TB and Malaria detection, that are fully customizable for any organization's needs. QBC FM Experts can travel to a site of your choosing, or host the course at our home site of Port Matilda, Pennsylvania. The topics will include lab safety, specimen handling and processing, specimen preparation and staining, grading and reporting, and quality control.

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Webinars

ParaWorld webinars feature subjects from our in-person training seminars, made available to users online in a dynamic, interactive format. These webinars are ideal for users exploring FM for the first time, as well as for experienced users seeking a refresher on specific topics.

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Posters

ParaWorld training posters on a variety of fluorescence microscopy subjects are available upon request. Posters can be printed or supplied in digital format, as needed.

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Videos

There are several ParaWorld training videos available for users. These videos can be streamed online or ordered on disc in any format around the world.

   
ParaLens Advance and AFB Detection ParaLens Advance: An Introduction F.A.S.T. AFB Smear Kits: An Introduction
This video demonstrates how the ParaLens Advance and the F.A.S.T.AFB Kits can be used to detect TB. This video serves as an introduction to the ParaLens Advance LED fluorescence microscope attachment, including instructions for installation. This video shows users how to perform tuberculosis screening using F.A.S.T. AFB Smear Kits.
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