Zika Antibody Detection Tests Go from Emergency to Commercial Clearance

 Over the past several years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for over a dozen different tests for Zika. But on May 23, 2019, the FDA did … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests: New Genetic Tests May Be Better than PSA Screening in Assessing Prostate Cancer Risk

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) recommends that men age 55 to 65 consider prostate cancer screening based on their specific circumstances. The reason that the USPTF does not directly … [Read more...]


FDA Watch: Expanded Label Clearance Opens Cologuard to a Younger Market

September was an eventful month for one of the hottest products on the consumer genetic test market, the Cologuard multi-target stool DNA test (mtSDNA) for colorectal cancer screening produced by … [Read more...]


Emerging Tests: FDA Breaks New Ground by Clearing EIA Technology-Based Lyme Assays

Laboratory diagnosis of Lyme disease is based on detecting the presence of antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes the disease, in a patient's blood. Traditional testing uses … [Read more...]


LDTs: FDA Cracks Down on Marketing of Non-Approved PGx Medication Response Tests

Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) are back in the FDA's enforcement crosshairs. This time the target is marketing claims related to the medication predictive qualities of pharmacogenetics (PGx) tests … [Read more...]


FDA Watch: Agency Issues New Guidance on Biotin Interference Testing

On June 13, the FDA issued a draft guidance explaining how makers of in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) should perform biotin interference testing and communicate testing results to labs, clinicians … [Read more...]


FDA Greenlights Assays Using New Test Model for Lyme Disease Diagnosis

Lyme disease is on the increase. And so is the number of products cleared for detecting it. In fact, products for detecting tickborne diseases have been reaching the U.S. market at a dramatically … [Read more...]


Compliance Alert: FDA Warning Letter to Inova Genomics Laboratory

By Danielle Sloane bio and Elaine Naughton bio Despite it being a continual topic of discussion, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") enforcement in the realm of laboratory developed tests … [Read more...]


FDA Issues Warning for ‘Over Reliance’ on Rupture of Membrane Tests

Health care providers may be over relying on rupture of membrane (ROM) test results when making critical patient management decisions, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning. … [Read more...]


FDA Considering Self-Collection Sample Regulation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may be considering selfcollection of samples for cervical cancer screening. The agency is seeking guidance on the evaluation of cervical sample … [Read more...]