CDC Develops Multiplex Hepatitis Assay

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay capable of simultaneously detecting all five known hepatitis viruses, … [Read more...]

Lawrence Livermore Supersizes the Microarray

Developers assess many considerations when making the determination of the size of a multiplex panel: comprehensiveness versus actionability, efficiency versus sensitivity. While targeted, moderately … [Read more...]

Review and Update Non-Monetary Compensation

Laboratories need to review and update many compliance issues at the beginning of each calendar year. Often overlooked is the update to the amount allowed under the Stark non-monetary compensation and … [Read more...]

Trend Toward Panels, NGS for Breast Cancer-Associated Testing Seen at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Trend Toward Panels, NGS for Breast Cancer-Associated Testing Seen at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Researchers are forging ahead on utilization of markers across the spectrum of breast cancer … [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...]

Blood Markers Could Determine Necessity of CT With Mild TBI

A blood test may be able to diagnose patients with a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), cutting the need for a head CT, according to a study published Nov. 15, 2014 in the Journal of … [Read more...]

Electricity-Free Amplification May Expand Molecular POC Testing

The need for molecular point-of-care (POC) tests is perhaps greatest in low-resource settings, where logistical constraints, including unreliable electricity make most current molecular testing … [Read more...]

Rapid Pathogen Identification Improving in Critically Ill

There has been improvement in rapid diagnostic techniques for identifying infections in critically ill patients over the last decade, according to a review study published Nov. 28, 2014, in BioMed … [Read more...]

Markers of Aging May Improve Cancer Treatment Selection

Incorporating objective biomarkers of functional age could potentially better predict which elderly adults could tolerate cancer treatment, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical … [Read more...]

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