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Despite the astronomical costs, it may prove challenging to reverse course and discontinue Zika testing according to a commentary article accompanying a NEJM study.

UK researchers found that just 22 percent of screening recommendations for rare newborn diseases were based on systematic reviews of available evidence.

The firm expects to build out a menu for the reader, which will automate results reporting for colorimetric- and fluorescence-based tests.

The Cobas m 511 combines a cell counter, slide maker and stainer, and a digital morphology analyzer into one integrated solution.

The five-year federal supply contract is for the company's Steripath Initial Specimen Diversion Device, which virtually eliminates blood culture contamination.

McKesson will exclusively distribute Sysmex's XW-100 system, a CLIA-waived complete blood count diagnostic instrument starting in the spring. 

Bio-Rad received 510(k) clearance for its IH-Incubator L and IH-Centrifuge L instruments for use with the company's full range of IH-System Gel Reagents.

In a study involving almost 23,000 women, DNA reflex testing detect 95 percent of trisomies while avoiding recalls. 

The company aims to wrap up field trials for the system by the end of this year and will seek European regulatory clearance thereafter.

In a study of genetic variants associated with glycated hemoglobin in a meta-analysis, researchers found a G6PD variant leading to deceptively low blood sugar levels.

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