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Genomics England passes 1st liquid biopsy testing phase with industry partners
April 17, 2019 -- Government-backed Genomics England has passed the first phase of testing with partners Inivata and Thermo Fisher Scientific in evaluating the use of liquid biopsies for cancer diagnosis.
CAP, ASCO taking comments on guidelines for breast cancer receptor testing
April 16, 2019 -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) are taking comments on a proposed revision of guidelines covering immunohistochemical testing for estrogen and progesterone receptors in breast cancer.  Discuss
Ortho gets CE Mark for Vitros troponin I assay
April 16, 2019 -- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has received the CE Mark for Vitros, the company's high-sensitivity troponin I assay for detecting signs of heart attack.
Labs gear up to diagnose novel fungal infection
April 15, 2019 -- Clinical laboratories are being advised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to handle a relatively new fungal infection, Candida auris, that is detectable only with complex tests such as mass spectrometry, sequencing, and novel polymerase chain reaction assays.  Discuss
Revenue from POC testing to outpace traditional IVD test market
April 9, 2019 -- New in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests capable of being performed at the point of care (POC) for patients are making major inroads. In a new report, market research firm Kalorama Information shares how growth in POC testing is outstripping the growth of more traditional lab-based IVD tests, and how the POC test market will produce $30 billion in sales globally by 2023.  Discuss
Are commercial labs falling short in prenatal testing?
April 3, 2019 -- A study published April 3 in Genetics in Medicine found that commercial laboratories offering noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) for genetic disorders were not meeting guidelines published by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. The researchers surveyed 10 labs and found inconsistencies and inaccuracies in how they reported NIPS measures.  Discuss
PerkinElmer launches genetic screening test
April 3, 2019 -- PerkinElmer has launched GenePrism: Actionable Insights, a clinical-grade DNA test for genetic screening. GenePrism: Actionable Insights is designed to analyze all 59 ACMG genes in their entirety -- including BRCA1 and BRCA2, which have been associated with a higher risk of breast cancer
Blood test focuses on PlGF to diagnose pre-eclampsia
April 2, 2019 -- A test that measures levels of placental growth factor (PlGF) in a woman's blood can be used to diagnose cases of pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal complication of pregnancy, according to a study by U.K. researchers published April 1 in the Lancet.  Discuss
Topol envisions AI to have wide-scale effect on genomics
March 22, 2019 -- SAN JOSE, CA - Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking genomics to new heights -- pulling together and processing colossal amounts of genetic data at faster speeds, with better accuracy, and at lower overall costs, Dr. Eric Topol said in a March 19 talk at the GPU Technology Conference.  Discuss
Micro-CT, blood test aid early lung cancer detection
February 14, 2019 -- A blood test revealed that circulating DNA levels correlated with lung tumor size on micro-CT scans of mice, indicating the blood test's potential in the early detection of lung cancer, according to an article published online on 12 February in Disease Models & Mechanisms.
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