TESTING TRENDS

Can Colorectal Screening Incorporate Adherence into Guidelines?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF’s) draft recommendations for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening acknowledge there are several viable screening options that can accurately detect … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Large Panels Complicate Results Reporting for Breast Cancer Risk

Increasing the number of genes evaluated in individuals undergoing assessment for breast or ovarian cancer risk through large panels or whole exome sequencing (WES) does not increase the rate of … [Read more...]

TESTING TRENDS

Rapid, Panel Viral Testing May Be Cost Effective in Hospitals, Less So in Outpatient Settings

Panel-based diagnostics for respiratory viral (RV) infections may be cost-effective in hospital settings, according to several abstracts presented at the Clinical Virology Symposium (May 19-22; … [Read more...]

Testing Trends

Prospective Trial Shows Utility of Liquid Biopsy for Lung Cancer

Current clinical practice calls for assaying all patients with nonsquamous lung cancer for activating mutations in the EGFR gene and for ALK fusions to identify potential responders to targeted … [Read more...]

TESTING TRENDS

Cotesting Best for Cervical Cancer Screening, But Cytology Doesn’t ID Other Gynecological Cancers

Despite the fact that the Pap smear has been around for 70-plus years and is credited with greatly reducing the incidence of cervical cancer, screening remains imperfectly executed in the United … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Non-Public Variant Reporting Hampers Consistency of Sequence Interpretation Between Labs

Discrepancies in the interpretation of variants between laboratories occurs in more than half the samples, according to a study published in the January issue of Genetics in Medicine. Alarmingly, many … [Read more...]

TESTING TRENDS

Annual Self-Screening With FIT Effective for Colorectal Cancer Detection

FIT Follow-Up Varies There is significant variation in the time between patient's receipt of positive fecal blood test results and the follow-up colonoscopies, according to a study published Feb. 4 … [Read more...]


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