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The Genetic ABC’s
May 16, 2014 2:00 PM by Michael Jones
Imagine adding letters to the alphabet. Suddenly after centuries of working with 26 letters, there are just whole new possibilities for different words and phrases that had never been explored before. How would we use the new letters? As it turns out, Read More...
Emerging PCR trends
December 27, 2013 2:50 PM by Michael Jones
Digital technology is a factor that affects almost every field across the country. Specifically, the implementation of digital counterparts to traditional tests and assays in the clinical testing industry has already started to leave a mark on the field. Read More...
Siemens, Nephromics to Develop Assays to Improve Preeclampsia Diagnosis
August 30, 2011 7:56 AM by Jill Hoffman
As part of a global licensing agreement, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and Nephromics LLC will develop two assays to be used as an aid in diagnosing preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs during pregnancy and affects mothers Read More...
HbA1c: Not the Best Diabetes Diagnostic for Kids
February 24, 2011 11:30 AM by Kelly Graham
A study from the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital says that the hemoglobin A1c test, a simple measure of longer-term blood sugar levels that doesn't require patients to fast overnight, may not be as effective for diagnosing diabetes Read More...
A1C for Diabetes Diagnosis
June 8, 2009 3:29 PM by Kelly Graham
The A1C assay continues to gain ground as a potential replacement test for the diagnosis of diabetes after an international committee of experts recommended the test at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions this weekend. The assay is traditionally Read More...
Old Test, New Application in Diabetes Detection
July 31, 2008 3:33 PM by Todd Smith
The "old dog" that is hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)-the gold standard for diabetes monitoring-apparently has learned a new trick. According to research released by Johns Hopkins ( ) today, the test-primarily used to monitor patients Read More...


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