RESEARCH

Potential Upcoming Shifts for Diabetes-Related Diagnostic Testing

New research suggests that potential shifts might occur in diabetes-related testing, including potential increased use of point-of-care- (POC-) based hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing for systematic … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Testing Recommendations Expand as Zika Season Approaches

As warm weather sets in across the southern portion of the United States, public health officials are planning for the 2017 Zika season. This mosquito year experts have a better knowledge about the … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Could the AHCA Slow Interest in Genetic Testing?

While it remains uncertain what the Senate will do with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), alarm is spreading about the legislation's implications for the estimated quarter of Americans under the … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY TRENDS

Genomic Testing May Be Currently Overhyped, Oncologists Say

Most oncologists believe genomic testing is a major advance, but that it is "significantly overpromoted," according to a survey conducted by Medscape and the Swedish Cancer Institute in … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Blood Test Could Improve CAD Diagnosis

A simple blood test can accurately, noninvasively, and quickly diagnose heart disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The soon-to-be … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Blood Test Plus Clinical Characteristics May Improve CAD Diagnosis

Asimple blood test can accurately, noninvasively, and quickly diagnose heart disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The soon-to-be commercialized … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Blood-based, Proteomic Test May ID Preterm Delivery Risk, Saving Infant Lives, Costs

The use of a novel test for identifying pregnant women at risk of spontaneous preterm birth risk could improve infant outcomes and reduce the overall economic impact of preterm birth, according to a … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Updated Guidelines Emphasize Newer Tests for TB Diagnosis

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...]

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...]


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