USPSTF maintains status quo on asymptomatic bacteriuria screening September 24, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) essentially has reaffirmed its previous guidance on asymptomatic bacteriuria screening. In a recommendation statement published September 24 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the USPSTF continued to recommend screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women with urine culture and continued not to recommend screening of nonpregnant adults. Discuss
ASCP recognizes best practices in test utilization September 23, 2019 -- The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) announced this year's selection of Choosing Wisely Champions -- lab professionals who demonstrate mastery in ensuring the appropriateness of test ordering.
DeciBio acquires Emmes lab market information September 23, 2019 -- Consulting and market intelligence firm DeciBio is acquiring databases in oncology and infectious disease testing from the Emmes Group in a deal set to take effect at the start of 2020.
Technology gives labs a hand with utilization management September 16, 2019 -- Lab testing is notoriously prone to errors of overuse and underuse, with serious financial and clinical consequences. When word of mouth isn't enough to change course, machine-learning models and computerized systems for monitoring the use of tests can step in with objective support, new studies show. Discuss
Roche's cobas pro clears FDA September 16, 2019 -- Roche Diagnostics said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its cobas pro integrated solutions for high-volume clinical chemistry and immunochemistry testing in labs.
Sysmex drives Clinical Lab 2.0 anemia project September 16, 2019 -- Sysmex America is providing a grant to the Clinical Lab 2.0 value-based laboratory initiative to support a multi-institutional demonstration project related to the early detection, intervention, and prevention of anemia.
Point-of-care testing tackles diabetes risk in Texas September 12, 2019 -- One of the key advantages of point-of-care (POC) testing is the ability to offer test results within a matter of minutes, instead of several hours or a few days with central lab testing. Health officials in Texas were able to leverage POC technology to boost participation in a program designed to tackle one county's growing diabetes epidemic. Discuss