EMERGING TESTS

Nonculture Molecular Tests Speed Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections

The T2Bacteria Panel (T2Biosystems; Lexington, Mass.) can rapidly and accurately diagnoses bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by five common bacteria, according to a study published May 14 in the … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Researchers Find Marker That May Aid Diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction

The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may be a marker to aid in diagnosing erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a small study published in the Journal of Urology. ED is common and its incidence … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

HPV DNA from Oral Rinse Samples May Be Prognostic Marker for Head, Neck Cancer

Samples collected from a mouth rinse can detect human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA. These easily collected samples might provide important monitoring information for patients with certain head and neck … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Improved Accuracy of Point-of-Care HbA1c Tests May Expand Access to Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared POC Afinion HbA1c Dx test (Alere Technologies a subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories) is accurate and precise for diagnosing diabetes using both fingerstick … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Spectroscopy IDs Potential Metabolic Markers to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

The identification of metabolic patterns in the blood of patients with fibromyalgia may improve diagnosis and enable discovery of targeted treatments, according to a study published Feb. 15 in the … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

New Point-of Care Paper Test May Improve Diagnosis of Preeclampsia

The Congo Red Dot (CRD) Paper Test is a simple, rapid, non-invasive tool that that may improve triage and the accuracy of preeclampsia (PE) diagnosis at the point of care, according to a pilot study … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Progress Seen With EGFR Testing, But Adoption Still Lagging

Incomplete implementation of EGFR testing guidelines remains a problem in the realm of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a study published in the Journal of Global Oncology. The authors … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Can a Blood Test Quantify Pain?

A new test could help clinicians objectively measure pain. According to a study published Feb. 12 in Molecular Psychiatry, the identified biomarkers can predict pain severity and future emergency … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Exome Sequencing Improves Diagnosis of Fetal Structural Anomalies

Prenatal diagnostics have evolved from conventional cytogenetic analysis to increasingly chromosomal microarray analysis, within the last 10 years. While whole-exome sequencing (WES) has shown utility … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Donor-Derived, Cell-Free DNA May Predict Lung Transplant Rejection

Elevated donor-derived, cell-free DNA (ddcfDNA) in the 3 months post-lung transplant can identify clinically silent allograft injury and predict progression to chronic rejection, according to a … [Read more...]


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