Point of Care

New Low-Cost Sensor Offers Promising Test for Rapid, At Home COVID-19 Testing

Laboratory companies and scientists are working furiously to produce the rapid, point of care testing technology needed to prevent asymptomatic people from spreading SARS-CoV-2. And in a promising new … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

COVID-19 Antigen Tests Are Ready for Mass Utilization but Antigen Test Reporting Is Not

It will take something on the order of 200 million COVID-19 screening tests per month, as opposed to the 25 million being performed currently, to safely reopen the U.S., estimates a new report from … [Read more...]

Technology

Point of Care: Is the Blood-Drawing Robot the Phlebotomist of the Future?

Question: Is the human phlebotomist an endangered species? Answer: Not exactly. But a new study suggests that at least one robot may be able to collect blood samples just as well, if not better, than … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests: New Study Supports Feasibility of At-Home Urine Prostate Cancer Testing

One of the most challenging aspects of prostate cancer diagnosis is collecting urine samples from patients. In addition to being highly uncomfortable, post-digital rectal examination collection yields … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Innovation: Breathalyzer May Offer Reliable, Easier Alternative to Blood-Based Opioid Detection

Police officers, law enforcers, employers and drug testing laboratories may soon have a new tool: a breathalyzer test capable of detecting opioid drugs. Engineers and physicians from the University of … [Read more...]

INNOVATION

Point of Care: Handheld Device Shows Promise in Detecting Concussion from Blood Samples

A handheld portable device could be more effective than a CT scan in detecting mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI), according to a new study published in The Lancet Neurology. Because it is capable of … [Read more...]


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