INDUSTRY TRENDS

One-Fourth of Myriad’s Variants of Unknown Significance Reclassified Over 10 Years

Variant reclassification following hereditary cancer genetic testing is common, according to a study published by Myriad Genetics (Salt Lake City) Sept. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical … [Read more...]

TESTING TRENDS

Multiplex, Point-of-Care Test for STIs Could Offer Public Health Benefits

Point-of-care (POC) testing that could simultaneously identify multiple sexually transmitted infections (STIs) could be a valuable addition to sexual health clinics, according to a U.K. study … [Read more...]

GUIDELINES

Rapid Molecular Testing Saves Hospitals Time, Money Ruling Out TB

Molecular testing facilitates faster discontinuation of respiratory isolation for individuals undergoing evaluation for active tuberculosis (TB) in U.S. hospitals, according to a study published Aug. … [Read more...]

TOP OF THE NEWS

Diagnostics Lagging for Tickborne Infections

The incidence of tickborne infections is on the rise in the United States. Yet, prevention and management of these infections are hampered by inadequate diagnostics, according to a perspective … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

With New FDA Input, Momentum for LDT Regulation Accelerating

In what has been called a "critical milestone" towards enacting a comprehensive new oversight framework for diagnostic tests, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its comments on the … [Read more...]

TESTING TRENDS

High-Sensitivity Troponin Test Rules Out Heart Attacks Faster

Use of a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin test (hs-cTnT) may be able to more quickly determine whether emergency department patients are having a heart attack, according to a research letter … [Read more...]

INNOVATION

Urinary cfDNA Analysis Valuable for Urinary Tract Infections

Sequencing of urinary cell-free DNA (cfDNA) offers a comprehensive examination of bacterial and viral infections of the urinary tract and could be a valuable diagnostic tool for both kidney transplant … [Read more...]

PAMA

PAMA Unlocks Golden Age for Innovative Diagnostics

By Chance Scott  bio The publication of the 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) in January saw a long and heated debate within the lab community come to fruition. When Congress … [Read more...]

PUBLIC HEALTH

HIV Testing Opportunities Missed For High-Risk Patients

There are many missed opportunities for testing and diagnosis of HIV among high-risk individuals seen in clinical settings, according to a research letter published June 26 in the Journal of the … [Read more...]

TOP OF THE NEWS

Whole-Genome Sequencing Can Improve Blood Transfusion Matches

Antigen typing based on whole-genome sequencing (WGS) can enable more precise matching of blood transfusions, according to a study published online May 17 in The Lance Haematology. The authors say the … [Read more...]


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