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...]

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...]

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...]

EMERGING TESTS

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...]

Emerging Tests

Technological Breakthroughs: NASA Begins Testing of Handheld COVID-19 Breathalyzer Device

A portable, handheld, easy-to-use breathalyzer device capable of accurately detecting the SARS-CoV-2 at the point of care would represent a game changer for COVID-19 diagnostics. And while inventing … [Read more...]

LDTs

AACC Guidelines Caution Against Using Serology Tests to Determine COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy

Although SARS-CoV-2 serology tests have yet to live up to the hype, they are still expected to play a crucial role in coronavirus infection control efforts going forward. In addition to accuracy … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

Simple Urine Test May Be Capable of Predicting COVID-19 Case Severity

Analyzing a COVID-19 patient’s urine sample can help treatment providers predict how severe the case will be. That is the finding of a new study created by researchers from Detroit-based Wayne State … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

Test Makers, Retailers Are Raking in Money from Direct-to-Consumer COVID-19 Diagnostics

There is no disguising the fact that COVID-19 testing has proven to be a windfall for laboratories and the diagnostics industry. And even though the massive testing revenues of the past year are not … [Read more...]

LDTs

AACC Guidelines Caution Against Using Serology Tests to Determine COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy

Although SARS-CoV-2 serology tests have yet to live up to the hype, they are still expected to play a crucial role in coronavirus infection control efforts going forward. In addition to accuracy … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

Blood Test to Detect Early-Stage Lung Cancer Inches Closer to Reality

Maybe one day, medical science will find a way to eradicate lung cancer from the face of the earth. Until then, improving diagnosis of lung cancer at the early stages will remain an urgent priority. … [Read more...]


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