Inside the Lab Industry

Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases Threatens to Derail Recovery of Core Business

Back on July 1, the perception was that the demand for COVID-19 testing was falling off faster than predicted. The silver lining to this cloud was the stronger than expected recovery of core … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry

AI Imaging Drives Modest Uptick in Digital Pathology Investment Flows

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Inside the Lab Industry

Medicare Expands Coverage for CTC Tests

Biocept announced that it has received expanded Medicare coverage for use of its Target Selector assay to identify HER-2 positive circulating tumor cells under a final CMS local coverage determination … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry

Abbott and Quidel Stake Out Early Claims for Leadership of SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Testing Market

What COVID-19 antigen assays lack in accuracy with regard to RT-PCR testing is offset by their speed, low cost and scalability. In the long term, these advantages make point-of-care COVID-19 antigen … [Read more...]

Industry Buzz

HHS to FDA: Resume EUA Review of COVID-19 LDTs, And Do It Fast

The controversy over FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of laboratory developed tests (LDTs) for COVID-19 is on high boil once more. A month after the agency announced it would no longer review … [Read more...]

Diagnostic Deals

Inside the Lab Industry: Reimbursement Cuts & Payor Denials Belie Industry’s Steady Growth 

The worldwide market for clinical laboratory services has grown 2.9% per year since 2010 with an estimated value of $121.5 billion in 2019. And over the next five years that growth is expected to … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Inside the Industry: Government Report Casts Doubt on Cost-Effectiveness of Leading Genetic Colorectal Cancer Screening Test

Few of the newfangled consumer genetic testing products have had greater commercial success and visibility than Exact Science's Cologuard colorectal cancer screening test. But a troubling new … [Read more...]

MARKETING

Dealing with Consumers: Using Patient Online Reviews to Boost Your Lab Business

Patients are making increasing use of physician rating and review sites to comment on their medical experiences the way diners do with restaurants. And as with restaurants, this can be a tremendous … [Read more...]

LAB MANAGEMENT

Inside the Lab: Communication, Leadership & Managing Amid Change

Greek philosopher Heraclitus said the only thing constant is change. Although he never managed a diagnostic lab, his words certainly apply to the lab environment. The Case for Transparency Change is … [Read more...]

LAB SAFETY

When Your Lab Has to Work through a Weather Emergency

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio I read a written Laboratory Emergency Management Plan, and at the end of the document there was a short section called "Planning for Home and … [Read more...]


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