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Emerging Tests

New Evidence Supports Suitability of Antigen Testing for COVID-19 Screening

Not perfect, but good enough. That is the basic theory for using rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 surveillance even though they are less accurate than molecular assays in detecting the SARS-CoV-2 … [Read more...]

Industry Trends

Investors Sink Nearly $15 Billion into Digital Health Companies in First 6 Months of 2020

The pandemic has enabled developers of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Laboratory Information Systems, ePrescription software and other digital health technologies to attract investment capital at … [Read more...]

FDA Watch

First Ever Approval of COVID-19 Blood Spot Self-Collection & Molecular Test Pooling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to step outside its traditional comfort zone in response to COVID-19 pandemic pressures. Among the most recent agency firsts is best seen as part … [Read more...]

Reproductive Testing

Don’t Rely on Biomarker Tests to Predict Risk of Premature Births, Warns AACC

After steadily declining, the rate of spontaneous preterm births in the U.S. rose to 10 percent in 2018. Preventing premature births would save the nation over $26 billion per year. However, … [Read more...]

Diagnostic Testing and Emerging Technologies Newsletter Archive

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Emerging Test

New Studies Support Viability of Reliable COVID-19 Lateral Flow-Based Home Testing Device

As deaths and case rates fall, the focus of COVID-19 testing will continue to shift from diagnosing patients to screening the asymptomatic. This will fuel the demand for products that can deliver … [Read more...]


DNA Methylation Tests May Be the Next Game Changer in Low Cost, Noninvasive Cancer Testing

As liquid biopsies that analyze cell-free DNA (cfDNA) continue to gain traction in oncology, several companies are stepping up efforts to develop other noninvasive early cancer detection tests using … [Read more...]

FDA Watch

Newly Reintroduced VITAL Act Would Strip Agency of LDT Regulatory Authority

When history is written, acceleration of the longstanding effort to eliminate the authority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) may be … [Read more...]

Exact Sciences Scores Big as USPSTF Lowers Colorectal Cancer Screening Start Age to 45

Wouldn’t it be great if a government health task force recommended that people use the kind of test you create every year? Something like that just happened to Exact Sciences, maker of the Cologuard … [Read more...]