Emerging Tests

Game Changers: Scientists in China Develop Rapid Breath Test for COVID-19

Breathalyzer tests capable of rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 would go a long way in simplifying and broadening access to coronavirus screening testing. Now comes word that a team of researchers in … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Delta Surge Lifts Demand for COVID-19 Tests & Profits of Laboratories that Produce Them

Remember back in the spring when Abbott, Quest and other COVID-19 testing laboratories announcing that test demand was falling fast and cautioning Wall Street investors to tone down their revenue … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

New Study Supports Efficacy of Using Rapid, At-Home Antigen Testing to Stop Spread of COVID-19

As it was with the previous administration, widespread distribution and use of rapid, self-administered COVID-19 antigen tests are a crucial element of the Biden pandemic response strategy. But the … [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...]

Reproductive Testing

Don’t Rely on Biomarker Tests to Predict Risk of Premature Births, Warns AACC

After steadily declining, the rate of spontaneous preterm births in the U.S. rose to 10 percent in 2018. Preventing premature births would save the nation over $26 billion per year. However, … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

New Evidence Supports Suitability of Antigen Testing for COVID-19 Screening

Not perfect, but good enough. That is the basic theory for using rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 surveillance even though they are less accurate than molecular assays in detecting the SARS-CoV-2 … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

Texas Says Employee Can Sue Testing Lab for Botching Random Drug Test Required by Employer

  Case: A pipefitter who got fired after flunking a random drug test sued the testing lab and provider that collected the hair follicle sample for negligence. The defendants claimed that they owed a … [Read more...]

Reproductive Testing

Don’t Rely on Biomarker Tests to Predict Risk of Premature Births, Warns AACC

After steadily declining, the rate of spontaneous preterm births in the U.S. rose to 10 percent in 2018. Preventing premature births would save the nation over $26 billion per year. However, … [Read more...]

Inside the Diagnostics Industry

Infectious Disease Testing on Path to Steady Growth, Even Without COVID-19

From a pure business perspective, the pandemic has been a windfall for Abbott, Cepheid, PerkinElmer, Roche, Thermo Fisher Scientific and other COVID-19 testing companies. However, while the COVID-19 … [Read more...]


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