PRECISION MEDICINE

Preemptive PGx Testing Gaining New Momentum

The application of pharmacogenomics (PGx) into routine, clinical care remains very limited, despite its potential to improve drug and dose selection based upon one's genes. Two new reviews, one … [Read more...]

TESTING STRATEGY

Report Highlights Role Diagnostics Will Play in Food Allergy Safety

Despite the commonly held belief that the food allergy prevalence is rising, food allergies remain poorly studied and quantified, according a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, … [Read more...]

TESTING STRATEGY

Sequencing Following Ultrasound Improves Prenatal Diagnosis

Nonsevere fetal malformations and structural abnormalities are relatively frequent findings of routine, prenatal ultrasounds. Yet, these findings provide a diagnostic challenge for clinicians, as they … [Read more...]

TESTING STRATEGIES

Diagnostics to Play Important Role in Food Allergy Safety

Despite the commonly held belief that the food allergy prevalence is rising, food allergies remain poorly studied and quantified, according a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, … [Read more...]

PUBLIC HEALTH

Child-Parent Cholesterol Screening Found Effective

Child–parent hypercholesterolemia (FH) screening is a practical and effective way of conducting population-based screening to identify the condition associated with premature cardiovascular disease, … [Read more...]

TESTING STRATEGY

How Meaningful are Results of Testing a Drop of Blood?

With Theranos' recent announcement of its transition away from laboratory operations toward technology development, a study released last year regarding variability of test results from a single drop … [Read more...]

TESTING TRENDS

Genetic Variants May Personalize Diabetes Care

Two genetic variants predict the cardiovascular effects of intensive glycemic control, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in Diabetes Care. If validated with further studies, these genetic … [Read more...]

TESTING STRATEGY

Reanalyzing Exome Data Increases Understanding of Variant-Disease Associations

Reanalysis of clinical exome data at a two- to three-year interval could result in an incremental 10 percent diagnostic yield, according to a study published online July 21 in Genetics in Medicine. … [Read more...]

EHR

Patients Prefer Web Access to Test Results

Patients increasingly prefer to receive laboratory test results via password-protected websites and portals, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. … [Read more...]

TESTING TREND

Periodic Exome Reanalysis Yields New Diagnoses

Reanalysis of clinical exome data at a two- to three-year interval could result in an incremental 10 percent diagnostic yield, according to a study published online July 21 in Genetics in Medicine. … [Read more...]


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