After conducting a head-to-head comparison with competing instruments, clinicians selected the Abbott iStat instrument to monitor blood clotting during surgical interventions.
Researchers reported that elevated high-sensitivity troponin I is strongly associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in some populations.
The firm said that its nucleic acid amplification test provides viral load measurements of HIV type 1 groups M/N and O, and HIV-2 within 70 minutes
Abbott's test is designed to detect two proteins — GFAP and UCH-L1 — that are released from the brain into the bloodstream following brain injury.
The firm said its new molecular platform, which offers random-access testing, high throughput, and a broad menu has the potential to replace multiple instruments in molecular labs.
The company's cofounders will pay $500,000 each to settle allegations by the US Department of Justice that they submitted false claims to Medicare.
Within the diagnostics business, Abbott's core laboratory sales grew 4 percent but its other diagnostic segments were down year over year.
VALUE-Dx involves six IVD companies and is being heralded by participants as an opportunity for competitors to work together to improve test adoption.
Beckman Coulter got regulatory clearance for three in vitro diagnostic products, including its DxH 520 hematology analyzer for low-volume clinical labs.