EMERGING TESTS

New Molecular Test for Cystic Fibrosis Promises Faster, Better, Cheaper Analysis

By Stephanie Murg, Managing Director, G2 Intelligence The future of cystic fibrosis (CF) diagnosis is in sight. Testing for the genetic disease helped to fuel the first wave of clinical molecular … [Read more...]

Paper-Based Test May Increase Male Fertility Self-Testing

Apaper-based assay can provide quantitative measurement of live and motile sperm concentrations and motility, in only 10 minutes, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in Clinical Chemistry. … [Read more...]

Cost Effectiveness of Nail Fungus Confirmatory Test Treatment-Specific

Recommendations for universal confirmatory testing of toe nail fungus before systemic therapy should be replaced with therapy-specific recommendations, according to a study published Dec. 23, 2015 in … [Read more...]

Rise in Lyme Cases Drives Interest in New Tests

Lyme disease is a growing problem in the United States. The disease is a tick-borne bacterial infection (Borrelia burgdorferi) that, if untreated, can have long-lasting rheumatic and neurological … [Read more...]

In Tough Reimbursement Climate the Promise of Value-Based Pricing Harder to Realize

Specialized laboratories are caught in a catch-22. Value-based pricing of tests remains an alluring economic salvation, but in an environment in which reimbursement for previously covered tests is not … [Read more...]

Inside the Diagnostics Industry: Labs Move Toward Rapid Diagnoses of Infections

The downstream effects of infectious disease diagnostics are significant. The appropriate test can optimize anti-microbial use, decrease hospital lengths of stay and unnecessary isolation, reduce … [Read more...]

Shifting Cardiovascular Guidelines Focus Attention On Lab’s Role, Emerging Tests

While results from laboratory testing continue to play a pivotal role in risk assessment and management of cardiovascular disease, some experts feel that new guidelines published by the leading … [Read more...]

With Flu Epidemic, Better Diagnostics Become Focus

While Ebola was the infectious disease grabbing most of the headlines in the last year, experts say it is actually the flu that should have us most worried domestically. In the closing days of 2014, … [Read more...]


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