Novel Tests Emerging For Overlooked Conditions

Undeniably, much of the emerging test focus is on cancer and infectious diseases. DTET wants to showcase other novel tests entering the marketplace. What follows is a sampling of novel tests entering … [Read more...]


Bilirubin as a Predictor of Neonatal Jaundice

For infants of mothers with blood group O, arterial umbilical cord bilirubin (aUCB) predicts development of neonatal jaundice due to haemolytic disease, according to a study published Sept. 20 in BMC … [Read more...]


Innovation in Urine Collection Cuts Contamination, Retesting

Forte Medical (United Kingdom) characterizes traditional urine collection as a "start-stop-start-and-aim" endeavor that often devolves into a "hitand- miss process." To improve the … [Read more...]


New Speed Record Set for Genome Analysis

Anew world record was set for fastest analysis of 1,000 genomes on Oct. 19. The achievement was a collaboration between Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Edico Genomics (San Diego, … [Read more...]


New Evidence Shows Genotype-Guided Warfarin Dosing Beneficial

Genotype-guided warfarin dosing reduced a combination of adverse events, compared to clinically guided dosing among older patients treated with warfarin before elective hip or knee arthroplasty, … [Read more...]


Protein Patterns Investigated for Markers of Early Ovarian Cancer

The combination of liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry enabled the discovery of four biomarkers holding promise to become "useful" in the development of a multipanel test for the early … [Read more...]


Lessons from Ebola Can Enhance Future Diagnostic Preparedness

"Failures" in diagnostic preparedness, including testing capacity, led to delays in identifying the Ebola virus as the culprit of the 2014-2015 epidemic and contributed to the outbreak's … [Read more...]


Inside the Diagnostics Industry: At-Home Testing Options Expanding

There is a proliferation of companies offering at-home testing. In some cases these are mail-in tests where patients collect their own samples (blood, mouth swab, urine, or stool) and mail them into a … [Read more...]


Sequencing-Based Screening Needed for Therapeutic Stem Cells

One of the potential therapeutic advantages of stem cells is that they can regenerate. But, a new study, published May 11 in Nature, suggests that the longer stem cell lines replicate the more … [Read more...]


Publications Validate LDT for Sperm Function, as Measure of Fertility

The Cap-Score Sperm Function Test (Androvia LifeSciences) can accurately assess sperms' capaciatation state, a necessary condition for male fertility, and report the percentage of sperm in a sample … [Read more...]