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Truvian's COVID-19 antibody test cleared by FDA
July 30, 2020 -- Truvian Sciences has received an emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Easy Check COVID-19 immunoglobulin M/immunoglobulin G antibody test.
Cancer research groups partner for liquid biopsy trial
July 30, 2020 -- The Cancer Research Institute and the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research have partnered on a clinical trial to evaluate whether a novel liquid biopsy diagnostic can assess immune response in cancer patients.
Tau blood test shows promise for very early Alzheimer's detection
July 29, 2020 -- An elevated level of the protein tau phosphorylated at threonine 217 is an accurate biomarker for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease and appears to be specific to the pathology, according to studies reported July 28 at the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference.  Discuss
AACC offers virtual option for annual meeting in December
July 29, 2020 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is offering a virtual attendance option for its annual meeting, which it plans to hold onsite at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Healthy Nevada Project: Community genetic testing needed
July 29, 2020 -- Community-based genetic screening could identify people at increased risk for three common inherited genetic conditions, according to a study published July 27 in Nature Medicine.  Discuss
PathogenDx wins NIH grant to expand COVID-19 testing
July 29, 2020 -- PathogenDx has been awarded a grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support expansion of its DetectX-Rv COVID-19 microarray assay to a national level.
Siemens wins clearance in Canada for SARS-CoV-2 test
July 29, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers has received authorization from Health Canada for its Fast Track Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2 Assay test kit.
COVID-19 patients at risk for heart complications
July 28, 2020 -- Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 disease may be at risk for heart complications, according to a study of high-sensitivity troponin T levels and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging conducted by German researchers and published July 27 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
LabCorp reports revenue dip in Q2
July 28, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a 3.9% drop in revenue for LabCorp in its second quarter.
Supplementing imaging with urine test boosts detection of adrenal cancer
July 28, 2020 -- Employing a "triple test strategy" that combines lab work and imaging could improve the detection of adrenal cancer and potentially reduce healthcare costs and time to surgery for patients with the illness, according to a study published online July 23 in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.  Discuss
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