Lab 2.0, The Future of Labs

What will the laboratory of the future look like? Attendees at G2's 36th annual Lab Institute (Oct. 24-26; Washington, D.C.) got a glimpse in the keynote "Transitioning from Lab 1.0 to Lab … [Read more...]


AI May Cut ‘Wrong Blood in Tube’ Errors

Machine learning-based multianalyte delta checks may be effective at identifying 'wrong blood in tube' (WBIT) errors, according to a proof-of-concept study published in the American Journal of … [Read more...]


Liquid Biopsies Enable Pediatric Brain Cancer Monitoring

Liquid biopsies may enable physicians to monitor treatment effectiveness for children with brain cancer, enabling detection of progression earlier than MRI imaging, according to a small study … [Read more...]


Similar Driver Mutations Seen Across Metastasized Cancer

Driver mutations that are responsible for cancer growth are similar among metastases in a single patient, according to a study published Sept. 7 in Science. Thus, the authors say, a single biopsy is … [Read more...]


Majority of Patients Unaware of their BRCA Status

Eight in 10 patients carrying a BRCA mutation are unaware of their status, according to a study published Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open. The authors say these findings highlight that previous BRCA … [Read more...]


New Studies ID Strategies to Address Overuse of Laboratory Testing

The cost and quality of care are the focus of improvement initiatives happening at health systems across the country. Like imaging and other procedures, the necessity of laboratory testing, too, is … [Read more...]


Labs Need to Take Elevated Role in Health Care

Labs need to take a more prominent role in the broader health care ecosystem—from being a recognized member of patient care teams to being a leading player in health system financial … [Read more...]


Point-of-Care Test Can Increase Access to Toxoplasma Testing

A novel fingerstick test may improve access to Toxoplasma gondii testing for pregnant women, according to a study published Aug. 16 in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The study demonstrates that the … [Read more...]


AI Using Laboratory Data to Inform Clinical Decisions

Artificial intelligence- (AI-) based technology is beginning to penetrate health care. Like most other clinical decision-making, several early AI applications rely upon laboratory data. While … [Read more...]


Metabolite Panel May ID Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorder

A group of blood metabolites help detect some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published Sept. 6 in Biological Psychiatry. This panel may indicate alterations in … [Read more...]