EMERGING TESTS

Updated TB Guidelines Recommend Newer Tests

Patients at risk for tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, according to new guidelines developed … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Epigenetic Testing Predicts Aging, Mortality

Epigenetic changes, measured by DNA methylation, may be a predictor of biological age, according to a study published in the September issue of Aging. The multicenter study found that epigenetic age … [Read more...]

AGING

Epigenetic Testing May Predict Aging, Mortality

Epigenetic changes, measured by DNA methylation, may be a predictor of biological age, according to a study published in the September issue of Aging. The multicenter study found that epigenetic age … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Update on Zika-Fighting Diagnostics

Summer may be over but the fight against the mosquito-borne virus, Zika, continues in earnest. Locally-mosquito-transmitted cases in the United States have only occurred to date in Florida, but … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

CDC and the Diagnostics Industry Continue to Battle Zika

While summer has ended, the battle against the mosquito-borne virus Zika continues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated prior travel and testing guidance on Zika transmission … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Test Developed to Identify Alzheimer’s Risk

An Irish company has announced a test that can detect an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease in patients before symptoms develop. The test, developed by Randox Laboratories, uses a microchip in … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Sorting Cell-Free DNA by Length May Increase Tumor Detection

There are “subtle but distinct” differences in the length between normal cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), according to a study published July 18 in PLoS Genetics. Exploiting … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Embryo Mitochondrial DNA Levels May Aid IVF Selection

Better methods of embryo selection are needed to improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) efficiency. New research shows that high quantities of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) may be a meaningful marker for … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Novel HCV Antigen Test Allows 1-Step Screening, Diagnosis

A novel hepatitis C virus antigens enzyme immunoassay (HCV-Ags EIA) can reliably serve as a one-step test to screen and diagnose active or viremic HCV (V-HCV) infection, according to a study published … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

FDA Approves First Molecular Test of Antibiotic Resistance Directly From Patient Samples

By Lori Solomon, Editor, Diagnostic Testing & Emerging Technologies The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first rapid molecular test for detection of antibiotic resistance … [Read more...]


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