Quest rolls out COVID-19 workforce testing services
May 27, 2020 -- Quest Diagnostics has launched COVID-19 testing services to help guide businesses in creating safer work environments as employees return to duty.
Software company gets pharmacists up to speed on COVID-19 testing
May 27, 2020 -- Fort Worth, TX-based pharmacy software developer FDS has created a training program designed to prepare its pharmacist customers to administer COVID-19 tests.
Hygea, Admera Health partner on pharmacogenomic testing
May 27, 2020 -- Software company Hygea Precision Medicine and CLIA-certified lab Admera Health are teaming up on pharmacogenomics (PgX) testing.
Survey: Molecular testing greatly underused in lung cancer patients
May 26, 2020 -- Molecular testing is greatly underused in patients with non-small cell lung cancer for a variety of reasons, including cost, concerns about quality, turnaround time, and lack of awareness, according to a global survey published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology on May 20.  Discuss
Africa exceeds 1.5M coronavirus tests, passes grim case milestone
May 26, 2020 -- Africa has passed the milestone of 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, and has run more than 1.5 million tests, according to the World Health Organization. While the cases have been mounting, the region is the least hard hit globally and the death rate remains low.
Siemens ships COVID-19 total antibody tests worldwide, wins EUA for molecular test
May 26, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers has begun shipping its total COVID-19 antibody test kits worldwide and has also received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its molecular SARS-CoV-2 detection test kit.
Academic lab quickly converts to perform SARS-CoV-2 testing
May 22, 2020 -- Academic labs could be converted to perform clinical work and process SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic assays with rapid turnaround times to meet increased demand for testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Investigators from Boston University and Boston Medical Center provided an outline of how they adapted a lab in an article published online May 10 in Med.  Discuss
U.K. contracts with Roche, Abbott for more than 10M antibody tests
May 22, 2020 -- The U.K. government has contracted with Roche and Abbott Diagnostics to provide more than 10 million coronavirus antibody tests as part of a new screening program.  Discuss
Abbott releases comparative clinical data for COVID-19 ID Now test
May 22, 2020 -- Abbott Diagnostics has released interim clinical data showing its Rapid ID Now COVID-19 molecular test performed well compared to standard laboratory polymerase chain reaction tests and that it is more accurate early in the onset of symptoms.
Roche acquires Seattle-based Stratos in bid to achieve sequencing ambitions
May 22, 2020 -- Roche Diagnostics is set to acquire Seattle-based Stratos Genomics in a deal it said will help advance its ambitions in DNA-based sequencing.