Lab News
CMS plans broader coverage for NGS in breast, ovarian cancer
October 30, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed broad national coverage for next-generation sequencing (NGS) in Medicare patients to check for germline mutations under certain testing conditions. Read More
Gene panel finds root of neuroinflammatory symptoms in kids
October 30, 2019 -- A customized next-generation sequencing panel flagged genetic causes of neuroinflammatory conditions in a small study of children referred for specialist attention, leading to a molecular diagnosis in one-fifth of cases studied, U.K. researchers reported in JAMA Network Open on October 30. Read More
Ancestry invests in educating doctors about genetic testing
October 30, 2019 -- Ancestry is set to offer educational information on the interpretation of genetic testing results for physicians in early 2020 through a $1 million grant to UpToDate, a clinical decision-support tool from Wolters Kluwer. Read More
IGeneX reports data for tick-borne fever test
October 30, 2019 -- Lyme disease specialist IGeneX has reported high sensitivity with a low risk for false positives in a study of its new immunoblot test for tick-borne relapsing fever. Read More
Blood and urine tests keep tabs on what you're eating
October 29, 2019 -- A panel of metabolites in blood and urine can show whether people are sticking to healthy diets as directed, according to a study published in the journal Nutrients. Read More
PerkinElmer kicks off Vanadis prenatal testing
October 29, 2019 -- PerkinElmer announced that it is starting to process blood samples using its Vanadis noninvasive prenatal testing system for genetic anomalies at its CLIA lab in Pittsburgh and also at an affiliate lab in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read More
Lineagen reports high accuracy for fragile X genetic test
October 29, 2019 -- Lineagen has reported that its DNA test for the developmental disorder fragile X syndrome has specificity and sensitivity close to 100% and could enable earlier diagnosis. Read More
Self-testing helps drive demand for bustling HbA1c market
October 28, 2019 -- Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information, explores factors driving the demand for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing in people with diabetes, including patient self-testing. Read More
NYU Langone launches genetic profiling of brain tumors
October 28, 2019 -- NYU Langone Health announced that it has become the first CLIA-certified lab in the U.S. to get state approval to provide whole genome DNA methylation profiling for diagnosing and classifying brain tumors. Read More
Pathology documents lung damage from vaping
October 25, 2019 -- A small study of lung biopsy specimens clearly demonstrates the damage of vaping to the lungs, particularly vaping tetrahydrocannabinol, pathologists concluded in a recent article in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. Read More
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November 10-14
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