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The algorithm uses age, sex, and information about troponin concentrations in patients to determine the likelihood of a heart attack.  

According to industry groups, some vendors are reporting providers have returned POC testing systems because the economics of using them no longer makes sense.

A recent study from UCSF suggests Abbott's blood-based i-Stat Alinity device may be able to identify TBI that isn't found by a CT scan.

The firm anticipates that point-of-care adoption may attract licensing deals from companies interested in adding the biomarkers to their large laboratory analyzers.

The firm said that its lateral flow test may enable sports teams and paramedics to quickly decide whether there's a concussion or not.

Siemens Healthineers received clearances for an assay used to detect and monitor acute pancreatitis, and for tests and controls used to detect Zika.

In US influenza testing, providers see growth in placements within hospital emergency departments, physicians' offices, urgent care centers, and retail clinics.

The firm said that its molecular diagnostics sales growth in the quarter was negatively impacted by non-governmental organization purchasing patterns in Africa.

Abbott said that its Afinion HbA1c assay used to diagnose diabetes could eventually be made available in physicians' offices through a CLIA waiver.

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