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Centene, Quest to distribute COVID-19 test kits
April 29, 2020 -- Centene and Quest Diagnostics are teaming up to increase access to real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction COVID-19 tests.
White House coronavirus testing blueprint puts states in driver's seat
April 28, 2020 -- The White House has released a blueprint for coronavirus testing that outlines the responsibilities of states with support by the federal government, as part of its push for reopening economies.  Discuss
Telepathology: Part 2 -- Putting plans into action
April 28, 2020 -- The COVID-19 crisis is giving a boost to telepathology. Transitioning from reading pathology slides on a microscope to reading them electronically on a monitor requires addressing a number of issues including connectivity, system validation, and cost. And, it's important to plan ahead.  Discuss
Quest unveils COVID-19 antibody test for consumers
April 28, 2020 -- Quest Diagnostics has launched a COVID-19 antibody test that can be purchased directly by consumers.
Caris brings precision medicine assays closer to market
April 28, 2020 -- Caris Life Sciences has submitted premarket approval applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its MI Exome CDx and MI Transcriptome CDx assays.
Thermo Fisher bee sting allergy test clears FDA
April 28, 2020 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its ImmunoCap Specific Immunoglobulin E Stinging Insect Allergen Components blood test.
PGDx secures FDA clearance for tumor genomic profiling kit
April 28, 2020 -- Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) has garnered U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its elio tissue complete genomic profiling diagnostic kit for cancer.
Biocept brings EGFR molecular assay kit to Europe
April 28, 2020 -- Biocept has received the European CE-IVD Mark for its Target Selector EGFR molecular assay kit and launched the product in Europe.
Telepathology: Part 1 -- COVID-19 gives home working a push
April 27, 2020 -- Advances in technology, coupled with a regulatory waiver, have given pathologists the option to work remotely, often from the safety of their home-based medical offices, during the COVID-19 crisis.  Discuss
FDA issues COVID-19 digital pathology device guidance
April 27, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance document regarding the use of remote digital pathology devices during the COVID-19 crisis.  Discuss
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