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The authors said they aimed to provide guidance given the varied performance of available serology tests and the evolving understanding of their utility.
Labs like Biodesix, ARUP, Quest, and Labcorp engaged different strategies to prevent loss of patient samples during recent extreme weather.
News items for the in vitro diagnostics industry for the week of Feb. 1, 2021.
MeMed believes its tests can be used to identify which COVID-19 patients require more aggressive treatment with corticosteroids.
In a wide-ranging presentation, the coordinator of the US testing efforts described the past and future of coronavirus testing.
In a session on Monday, lab heads recounted struggles they faced ramping up testing and offered ideas for avoiding similar issues in the future.
The program uses an informatics system that converts genotype results to "traffic lights" telling clinicians whether a drug is acceptable for a certain patient.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the highest priority for most, but laboratory organizations are also looking ahead with longer-term goals for the new presidency.
The organizations have also requested a meeting with the White House Pandemic Task Force to discuss issues surrounding supply allocation for COVID-19 testing.
AACC noted that the number of sites performing clinical lab testing in the US has risen to 266,000 in 2020 from 154,000 in 1993.