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Low white blood cell count warns of bad outcomes
December 3, 2019 -- Lymphopenia, or low white blood cell count, is an independent risk factor for shorter survival, according to a large new study published in JAMA Network Open on December 2. This information is readily available through routine complete blood count testing, so those at risk can be easily identified, study investigators noted. Read More
ArcherDX partners with Illumina on companion tests
December 3, 2019 -- Diagnostics company ArcherDX is partnering with Illumina to develop its next-generation sequencing companion tests for oncology indications. Read More
SomaLogic publishes data for predictive protein blood test
December 3, 2019 -- SomaLogic published proof-of-concept data in Nature Medicine on December 2 for a machine learning-based method for evaluating proteins in plasma samples that it said shows promise for predicting the risk for common diseases, such as obesity. Read More
Smartphones double as point-of-care diagnostics
December 2, 2019 -- Smartphones are evolving into new point-of-care diagnostic tools, changing the way many common health conditions are diagnosed. Such devices can now compete with technology once thought to be restricted to physicians' offices and hospitals. Read More
Qiagen, DiaSorin launch automated workflow for latent TB
December 2, 2019 -- Qiagen and DiaSorin have announced the U.S. launch of their automated workflow for QuantiFeron-TB Gold Plus, a fourth-generation product for latent tuberculosis (TB) detection, on DiaSorin's Liaison analyzer platforms. Read More
NCCN updates pathology guidance in ovarian cancer
December 2, 2019 -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) included an update to a section on principles in pathology in its latest practice guidelines on ovarian cancer, including fallopian tube cancer. Read More
Leica, Sectra plan joint FDA filing in digital pathology
December 2, 2019 -- Pathology workflow solutions company Leica Biosystems and medical imaging specialist Sectra plan to jointly file for 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an integrated clinical digital pathology software product in the near future. Read More
Stratify Genomics validates prostate cancer test in Hispanics
December 2, 2019 -- Stratify Genomics has validated its Prompt Prostate Genetic Score test for determining the lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer in Hispanic men. Read More
New blood test method rules out pulmonary embolism
November 27, 2019 -- A new way to interpret blood test results in patients examined for blood clots in the lungs has shown that a higher than usual D-dimer level can rule out pulmonary embolism, according to research published November 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Diagnostic Pathology Update (DPU)
December 5-10
Playa Herradura, Puntarenas Costa Rica
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
December 11-14
Atlanta, Georgia United States
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