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The point-of-care test is based on technology developed at the Columbia University Fertility Center for preimplantation genetic testing.
A number of diagnostic labs have considered saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 testing but decided against it, while other groups continue to pursue it.
The test is designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid gene in nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, nasal, and midturbinate nasal swab samples.
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Columbia University found that almost all blood samples from pregnant women tested contained several trophoblasts.
The development team said a protein biomarker platform they are developing may differentiate Lyme from other conditions in doctors' offices.
The group will start a pilot study at Columbia University next week to sequence genes from 600 Parkinson's disease patients before expanding to a larger cohort.
The Columbia Solid Tumor Panel, a custom NGS panel from Pillar Biosciences, will be used at CUMC's Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine.
The New York Department of Health-certified tests are based on proprietary algorithms licensed from Columbia University, which offers them in the US.
A broad team of researchers has developed a microarray that looks for 171,000 different peptide fragments to differentiate among tick-borne diseases.
Despite years of experience of returning genetic test results, clinicians and researchers are still faced with many questions, such as what to do about VUS and secondary findings.