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The updated recommendations discuss testing for DNA repair gene mutations, MSI-H, and dMMR, as well as germline testing and counseling.

The guidelines are the first to attempt to specify which drugs are appropriate to test for routinely, guideline authors say.

Qualitative testing offers more specificity and sensitivity than current frontline immunoassay-based testing, the group said in its guidelines.

According to a presentation at the College of American Pathologists' annual meeting, around 62 percent of lab testing errors occur during the preanalytical phase. 

With only one test FDA-approved for primary hrHPV screening, groups express concern about feasibility of moving away from co-testing

GHTC, an advocacy group, said that member nations must contribute needed financial resources so that WHO can implement an effective diagnostics guide.

The incidence of thyroid cancer has gone up 4.5 percent annually during the past decade without a corresponding change in the mortality rate, the USPSTF noted. 

Agendia said that the guidelines reflect MammaPrint's rank as the only multigene test to receive level 1A status, based on prospective, randomized data from the MINDACT clinical trial.

The German Association of Gynecological Oncology included the breast cancer diagnostic in its annual update for cancer clinicians.

The IGRA testing market is ballooning as industrialized nations try to curb the spread of tuberculosis, but the assays still fall short in certain settings and patient populations.

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