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Some lab experts say that Abbott's test is open to multiple variables, which could lead to improper use and incorrect test results.
Several groups are developing diagnostic viral genome sequencing assays and panels, which promise high sensitivity and additional information on viral origin and spread.
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Columbia University found that almost all blood samples from pregnant women tested contained several trophoblasts.
Researchers reported that elevated high-sensitivity troponin I is strongly associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease in some populations.
By examining metagenomic data of bacterial species in a patient's gut, the researchers aim to improve diagnosis and long-term nutritional intervention and treatment.
In a clinical study Baylor researchers found that PreSeek, which Natera markets as Vistara, reliably detected dominant disorders in more than 400 pregnancies.
A new study has demonstrated that adding analysis of a specific type of triglyceride may improve the ability to identify individuals at risk for heart attack and stroke.
CEO Anders Rylander said the company will initially market its DiviTum assay for breast cancer cases, though it could be used to monitor cell proliferation in all cancer types.
Rainbow Genomics will offer exome-sequencing based screening and diagnostic tests developed by Baylor Genetics to patients in Asia.
Baylor College of Medicine and Geisinger are collaborating to generate tools and best practices to help health systems address and reduce diagnostic errors.