Immunoassays

News on immunoassay systems and applications.

In a study of 264 men suspected of having sleep apnea, the three-marker panel outperformed several existing clinical measures for diagnosing the condition.

Clinicians were surprised by a recent NEJM study that found that using procalcitonin assays did not reduce the use of antibiotics.

The study found that for some patients the standard practice of performing a second confirmatory blood test is not necessary, which could streamline care.

Beckman said that its assay completes the reproductive menu for its Access immunoassay systems and provides better operational efficiency for labs.

The platform counts single target molecules in stool samples within 30 minutes and without sample preparation to detect C. diff. toxins.