Emerging Tests

Game Changers: Scientists in China Develop Rapid Breath Test for COVID-19

Breathalyzer tests capable of rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 would go a long way in simplifying and broadening access to coronavirus screening testing. Now comes word that a team of researchers in … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Delta Surge Lifts Demand for COVID-19 Tests & Profits of Laboratories that Produce Them

Remember back in the spring when Abbott, Quest and other COVID-19 testing laboratories announcing that test demand was falling fast and cautioning Wall Street investors to tone down their revenue … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

New Study Supports Efficacy of Using Rapid, At-Home Antigen Testing to Stop Spread of COVID-19

As it was with the previous administration, widespread distribution and use of rapid, self-administered COVID-19 antigen tests are a crucial element of the Biden pandemic response strategy. But the … [Read more...]

CLINICAL GUIDELINES

CDC Updates Guidelines on Laboratory Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections

On July 22, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI), including with regard to how to … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]


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