GENETIC TESTING

Genome Medical Bridges Genomic Testing, Medical Practice

Lisa Alderson, co-founder and CEO, Genome Medical Many well-known barriers are slowing the integration of genomic testing into routine clinical practice, including workforce shortages and a lack … [Read more...]

RESEARCH

iSpecimen Generates New Market for Discarded Biospecimens

iSpecimen (Lexington, Mass.) can be thought of as a cross between a dating site and an online marketplace for human biospecimens. The company has built a turnkey solution that connects providers, such … [Read more...]

RESEARCH

iSpecimen Creates Marketplace for Clinical Discards

iSpecimen (Lexington, Mass.) can be thought of as a cross between a dating site and an online marketplace for human biospecimens. The company has built a turnkey solution that connects providers, such … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Guidelines Suggest Standardized Interpretation and Reporting of Somatic Sequence Variants

A common refrain within the diagnostics industry is a need for standardization. Rapidly developing technology and testing methods, the call for interoperability, and the vast amount of data and … [Read more...]

REIMBURSEMENT

Inside The Diagnostics Industry: Medicare Coverage of Molecular Tests Continues to Evolve

Advanced diagnostic tests are emerging faster than the clinicians can document their clinical utility. All of this creates an interesting dilemma for payors as far as coverage is concerned. Normally … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

New Guidelines Suggest Tiered Approach to Standardize Interpretation and Reporting of Sequence Variants in Cancer

Aconstant refrain within the diagnostics industry is a need for standardization. Rapidly developing technology and testing methods, the call for interoperability, and the vast amount of data and … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Fosters Genomics Research, Education, Clinical Applications and Workforce Development

In just eight years, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (Huntsville, Ala.) has grown to be a sequencing powerhouse, ranking among the top laboratories in the world in terms of sequencing … [Read more...]

REIMBURSEMENT

Top 25 Lab Tests for 2015 by Medicare Payment

Medicare Part B paid $7 billion for lab tests in 2015, the same amount it shelled out in 2014. But 2015 Medicare payments for the top 25 lab tests dipped slightly to $4.1 billion, as compared to $4.2 … [Read more...]

TECHNOLOGY

Clinical Single Cell Analysis Shows Promise

Personalized medicine is driving the need for isolation of rarer target cell populations, including for the enrichment of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), hematopoietic stem cells, and circulating … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY TREND

Laboratories Play Key Role in Combatting Hospital-Acquired Infections

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are one of the most frequent complications for hospitalized patients. External pressures, including value-based reimbursement and national efforts to improve … [Read more...]


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