AACC preview: A rough guide to diagnostics on show
August 2, 2019 -- Bruce Carlson, longtime diagnostic market analyst and publisher of Kalorama Information, takes you on a trip through this year's product offerings at the 2019 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Fujifilm, Inspirata partner on digital pathology in U.K.
August 2, 2019 -- Fujifilm Medical Systems and digital pathology provider Inspirata have agreed on a new commercial partnership through which Fujifilm will supply and service Inspirata's digital pathology software throughout the U.K.
And the survey says: Labs rank experience with IVD vendors
July 30, 2019 -- Laboratorians in the U.S. and Europe ranked GenMark Diagnostics, BioMérieux, and Cepheid among the highest for overall customer experience in a recent survey conducted by market research firm Kalorama Information. Bruce Carlson of Kalorama offers a perspective.  Discuss
FDA clears new indications for Lyme tests from Zeus
July 30, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared new indications for four tests from Zeus Scientific that are designed to streamline the processing of testing for and diagnosing Lyme disease.
Machine learning holds its own in breast cancer
July 29, 2019 -- A machine-learning method was able to predict biomarker expression in breast cancer through analyses of hematoxylin-eosin stained images alone, on par with standard immunohistochemistry, in a single-center, retrospective study of publicly available cases, Israeli researchers reported on July 26 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Austin Pathology, Pathology Solutions fall prey to hack
July 23, 2019 -- Austin Pathology Assoc. in Texas and Pathology Solutions in Eatontown, NJ, are the latest to succumb to data breaches that originated at the American Medical Collection Agency, an outside company used by many pathology services firms to obtain payments from customers.
LabCorp builds on consumer tests
July 23, 2019 -- LabCorp is now offering consumers the ability to buy tests online, get tested by a phlebotomist at a convenient location, and receive results through a secure online portal.
AI-driven test helps make the call on pancreatic cysts
July 22, 2019 -- A test that incorporates the analysis of genetic mutations in pancreatic cyst fluid and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms is helpful for making the call on benign findings, with potential to spare patients from unnecessary surgeries, researchers reported in Science Translational Medicine on July 17.  Discuss
Paige touts paper in Nature Medicine on AI for pathology
July 18, 2019 -- Pathology artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Paige is highlighting a paper published July 15 in Nature Medicine that indicates the company's technology can be used to develop AI algorithms with "near-perfect accuracy" for analyzing pathology slides for prostate cancer, skin cancer, and breast cancer.
Electronic health records make case for more kidney function testing
July 17, 2019 -- A large study of electronic health records showed that many patients do not get the follow-up tests they need after abnormal glomerular filtration rate results for a variety of reasons, including out-of-pocket costs for lab tests. Findings were published online July 16 in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  Discuss