Potential Upcoming Shifts for Diabetes-Related Diagnostic Testing

New research suggests that potential shifts might occur in diabetes-related testing, including potential increased use of point-of-care- (POC-) based hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing for systematic … [Read more...]


Testing Recommendations Expand as Zika Season Approaches

As warm weather sets in across the southern portion of the United States, public health officials are planning for the 2017 Zika season. This mosquito year experts have a better knowledge about the … [Read more...]


Genomic Testing May Be Currently Overhyped, Oncologists Say

Most oncologists believe genomic testing is a major advance, but that it is "significantly overpromoted," according to a survey conducted by Medscape and the Swedish Cancer Institute in … [Read more...]


Signs Point to Expansion of Provider-Initiated Personal Genomic Testing

Since 2013 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) effectively stopped direct-to-consumer personal genomic testing, there has been pent up demand among healthy individuals for testing options … [Read more...]


Phone-Based Genetic Counseling Supports Healthy Genome Sequencing

Also at the ACMG meeting, researchers from Illumina (San Diego, Calif.) reported on a pilot project conducted at the San Diego Blood Bank where whole-genome sequencing was offered to a demographically … [Read more...]


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...]


Testing Guidelines at a Glance

Evidence Lacking to Evaluate Celiac Screening The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found there is not enough evidence to advocate for or against screening asymptomatic adults, … [Read more...]


Showing Test Prices May Not Change Ordering Behavior

Publishing testing prices in electronic ordering systems for inpatients may not lead to significant changes in clinician ordering behavior or associated fees, according to a study published April 21 … [Read more...]


Testosterone Testing Rises with DTC Ads

Televised direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) is associated with greater testosterone testing, according to a study published March 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The … [Read more...]


Screening Test Use Up After ACA

There was an uptick in preventive screening after enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), yet cancer-screening rates in the United States remain below Healthy People 2020 goals. More people … [Read more...]