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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Genetic Testing

New Study Supports Use of Liquid Biopsy Technology to Bolster MRI Accuracy in Cancer Treatment

Important new evidence has emerged supporting the capabilities of liquid biopsy to enhance the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cancer diagnosis and treatment. That evidence comes from … [Read more...]

Testing Strategy

FDA to SARS-CoV-2 Test Developers: Evaluate Impact of Genetic Mutations on Test Performance

Evolution and mutation of SARS-CoV-2 virus has made COVID-19 diagnosis a moving target. On Feb. 22, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new guidance telling developers of SARS-CoV-2 … [Read more...]

Testing Trends

Report Analyzes Federal Health Programs’ COVID-19 Testing Efforts in First Months of Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak caught the country and the world totally off guard. And even as the pandemic intensifies, the lessons from those first crucial months hold the key to managing not only … [Read more...]

Industry Trends

Surging COVID-19 Cases Are Pushing Laboratories to the Breaking Point

Long lines for testing. Shortages of critical testing supplies. Case backlogs and long reporting delays. Laboratories across the country and the patients they serve are reliving the nightmares of … [Read more...]

Testing Strategy

COVID-19 May Spread via Fecal Matter & Not Just Respiratory Droplets

It is a truism that almost nobody questions. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, diagnosis and discharge of patients from hospitals is based on respiratory specimens. However, a new analysis … [Read more...]


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