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New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered: CDC

Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting and a more widespread rash, officials say

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PSA Testing and Primary Care Docs, Urologists

Researchers examine falloff after change in prostate cancer screening recommendations

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Nanosensors: the future of diagnostic medicine?

Nanosensors: the future of diagnostic medicine? | clinicallabnews | Scoop.it

We speak to a scientist whose team is currently working on developing nanotechnology capable of detecting infection on implants before symptoms arise.

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Urine test for early Alzheimer's steps closer

Using mouse models of Alzheimer's, researchers show how odor changes in urine - due to shifts in levels of compounds already present - may serve as a biomarker for early disease.

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CLSI Publishes a New Document on Management of Critical- and Significant-Risk Results

CLSI Publishes a New Document on Management of Critical- and Significant-Risk Results | clinicallabnews | Scoop.it

From the press release: "The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has published a new document titled Management of Critical- and Significant-Risk Results (GP47-Ed1).

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AMP Submitts Written Testimony about LDTs

AMP Submitts Written Testimony about LDTs | clinicallabnews | Scoop.it
From the press release: “The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, professional society serving molecular diagnostics professionals, yesterday submitted written testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on...
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Email, text or web portal? Study probes patients' preferences for receiving test results

The results of common medical tests are sometimes delivered to patients by email, letters or voice mail, but are these the most preferred methods? According to one of the first studies to look at this question, the answer is no.
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Updated Pap smear test guidelines lead to decreased STI screening, study finds

Following the introduction of Cancer Care Ontario's 2012 cervical cancer screening guidelines, female patients were 50 per cent less likely to undergo screening for sexually transmitted infections, a new study has found.
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AACC Elects Medical Lab Director at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as ... - PR Newswire (press release)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACC Elects Medical Lab Director at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as 2017 President.
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Medical News Today: Genetic test identifies which breast cancer patients can avoid chemotherapy

Researchers reveal how a genetic test called Oncotype DX effectively identified which patients with early-stage breast cancer could safely avoid chemotherapy.
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Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors: Study

Men who could be cured of more advanced prostate disease may be diagnosed late, some researchers say
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DNA sequencing to improve treatment of urinary infections

Urinary tract infections could be treated more quickly and efficiently using a DNA sequencing device the size of a USB stick -- according to new research.
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Study Finds Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer

Colonoscopy still preferred screening, but this offers less invasive option, researchers say

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Blood test could identify which patients need antibiotics

Researchers are closer to creating a simple, fast blood test that can distinguish between bacterial and viral infections, which could enable more accurate antibiotic prescribing.

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‘Concierge Medicine’ Reaches New Markets

Doctors, insurers and others are kick-starting experiments to broaden access to direct primary care, a service long associated with only wealthy Americans.

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Blood cell count at bedside steps closer with new biochip

Blood cell count at bedside steps closer with new biochip | clinicallabnews | Scoop.it

Complete blood cell counts - the most commonly ordered blood test - currently have to be done in expensive labs. Now, a new biochip could bring the test to the bedside.

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Medical News Today: Test results of fingerprick blood vary from drop to drop

A new study finds that fingerprick blood test results can vary from drop to drop and suggests at least six to nine drops should be combined for consistent results.
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Medical News Today: HIV: the ongoing stigma and its impact on testing

In light of actor Charlie Sheen's announcement that he has HIV, we look at the signs and symptoms of the virus and discuss why many people are discouraged from HIV testing.
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Detecting diabetes in a saliva sample with a smart phone

A new device provides immediate results and will be used for diagnosis of diabetes within low-income populations.
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Woburn-based Calloway Labs, fined $20M in kickback scandal, to close and ... - Boston Business Journal

Woburn-based Calloway Labs, fined $20M in kickback scandal, to close and ...
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Lab director at cutting edge of genetics testing - The Boston Globe

Stephanie Hallam, medical director at Good Start Genetics, manages a state-of-the-art lab at the Cambridge genetics testing firm.
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Simplified diagnosis of celiac disease

Diagnosis of celiac disease requires a tissue sample from the small intestine, which can be extremely unpleasant. Researchers have now developed a blood test which provides a rapid, painless answer.
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CMS report on Cleveland Clinic's Marymount Hospital lab details systemic problems | cleveland.com

CMS report on Cleveland Clinic's Marymount Hospital lab details systemic problems | cleveland.com | clinicallabnews | Scoop.it
The 333-page report reveals wide-ranging violations in staff training and assessments, and dozens of violations of established procedures.
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Extraordinary report documenting extensive violations, many involving mishandling of proficiency testing samples.  This report is worth reviewing for any medical laboratory professional.

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