• The Continuing Battle against Drugs of Abuse

    Finding themselves in a vicious tug-of-war, clinical labs are struggling to keep pace with emerging designer drugs.
  • Market Demand

    Makers of clinical chemistry and integrated analyzers are seeking to meet shifting customer needs.
  • Laboratory Data in ACO Environments

    Accountable Care Organizations are playing important roles in reshaping the healthcare sector of the future.
  • Inside Track: The White House Hosts a Forum

    The latest among a number of activities the administration has undertaken to combat antibiotic resistance, the event brought together key human and animal health constituencies involved in antibiotic stewardship.
  • Public Health Policy Takes on Infectious Diseases

    Addressing the vast international scope of the infectious disease issue, health policymakers are redefining the important roles that clinical and public health labs play in executing public policies to combat emerging and…
Workshop attendees can expect to understand improvements in CKD diagnostic testing, and to examine other opportunities for analytical improvement focusing on the measurement of bone markers, parathyroid hormone, and vitamin D compounds.
Hosted by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, the workshop will discuss current HCV prevalence and screening recommendations as well as alternative algorithms for directing syphilis screening.
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The automated glycohemoglobin analyzer HLC-723G11 for measurement of HbA1c is pending FDA clearance.
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Utilizing lateral-flow technology, the test can provide a result in approximately 20 minutes.
Rubicon Genomics Inc, Ann Arbor, Mich, has launched an early access program for its ThruPlex Plasma-seq kit for the preparation of DNA libraries to analyze cell-free DNA found in plasma and other biofluids. Designed to detect biomarkers and genetic mutations using cell-free DNA, the kit eliminates the need for invasive and costly tissue biopsies. Liquid […]
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The test kit enables clinical laboratories to complete their required HbA1c calibration verification and linearity testing and maximize the reportable range while minimizing manual dilutions.
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The assay determines the functional quality of sample DNA using a quantitative functional index score, designating the fraction of total genomic DNA copies that can be successfully amplified.
The newly approved assay joins an extensive menu of infectious disease tests performed on the Advia Centaur, enabling laboratories to further consolidate their testing onto the platform.
Paul Brown, Roche Molecular Systems.
The new test from Roche expands the menu for healthcare-associated infections testing on the widely adopted Cobas 4800 system.
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The assay is the first commercially available extraction-free, fully automated 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D assay.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Phadia 2500EE, a dedicated autoimmune platform that streamlines operational efficiency, will be featured at AACC booth 3564.
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The liquid, ready-to-use product from Randox Laboratories has a measuring range of 0.189–22.2 mmol/L, comfortably detecting levels outside of the healthy limit of 4.9 mmol/L.
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At AACC booth 4923, attendees can learn about the TipNovus high-throughput automated pipette tip cleaning system, which enables laboratories to recycle sanitized tips safely and thereby reduce waste.
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Finding themselves in a vicious tug-of-war, clinical labs are struggling to keep pace with emerging designer drugs.
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In its latest offering for diabetes testing, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics meets evolving customer needs with operational, performance, and clinical improvements, and test results free from interference by common hemoglobin variants.
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The test serves as an intermediate marker of glycemia in instances where HbA1c may be of limited value, such as pregnancy, reduced red blood cell lifespan, and hemodialysis.
Genome sequencing reveals potential pathway for studying more common immune system disorders, and highlights the need for early screening to assess the body’s response to infection.
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The analyzer produces 400 photometric test results per hour and 240 ISE tests per hour with an overall throughput of 560 tests per hour.
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Laura van’t Veer, PhD, cofounder and chief research officer of Agendia, was recognized for her development of the MammaPrint breast cancer test, a genetic diagnostic test used to estimate the risk of breast cancer recurrence up to 20 years into the future.
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The zinc transporter 8 autoantibody enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay will be featured at AACC booth 2735.