INNOVATION

AI Using Laboratory Data to Inform Clinical Decisions

Artificial intelligence- (AI-) based technology is beginning to penetrate health care. Like most other clinical decision-making, several early AI applications rely upon laboratory data. While … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Metabolite Panel May ID Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorder

A group of blood metabolites help detect some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published Sept. 6 in Biological Psychiatry. This panel may indicate alterations in … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Point-of-Care Test Can Increase Access to Toxoplasma Testing

A novel fingerstick test may improve access to Toxoplasma gondii testing for pregnant women, according to a study published Aug. 16 in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The study demonstrates that the … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Preimplantation Genetic Testing Improves IVF Outcomes

Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) can mitigate the negative effects of maternal age on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes by selecting normal embryos that are more likely to … [Read more...]

TESTING STRATEGY

Hidden Blood in Stool May Indicate Higher All-Cause Death Risk

"Invisible" blood in stool may predict death from a wide range of causes, not just colorectal cancer, according to a study published July 16 in Gut. A positive fecal occult blood test (FOBT) increases … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Targeted Sequencing Panel May Aid Diagnosis of Movement Disorders

A high-coverage sequencing panel is a useful and efficient means to identify genes associated with movement disorders, according to a study published online June 18 in JAMA Neurology. The authors say … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Whole-Genome Sequencing Adds Value to Cardiomyopathy Workup

Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) identifies additional genetic causes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) beyond those identified through targeted gene sequencing approaches, according to a study … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Next-Gen Sequencing Has Significant Utility for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Next-generation sequencing improves definitive diagnoses for children with drug-resistant epilepsy, according to a pilot study published online June 22 in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

New Study Provides Most Comprehensive Overview of Genetic Test Development, Usage and Spending

As might be expected, there has been rapid growth in genetic test availability and spending on these tests since 2014. But, comprehensive new collaborative analysis conducted by Concert Genetics … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Expanded Carrier Screening IDs Rare Variants in Diverse Populations

Expanded next-generation sequencing-based carrier screening improves detection of rare and novel pathogenic variants even in a pan-ethnic population, according to a study published May 10 in the … [Read more...]


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