UK Clinical Laboratory Operations Suspended Following Reports of 43,000 False Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Results Over Five-Week Span
Medical laboratory company’s patients in Southwest England previously had tested positive for COVID-19 on a Lateral Flow Device If providing accurate test results is key to maintaining trust with healthcare consumers, a private COVID-19 testing laboratory in the United Kingdom (UK) may have permanently damaged its reputation after reporting an estimated 43,000 false negative COVID-19 […] The post UK Clinical Laboratory Operations Suspended Following Reports of 43,000 False Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Results Over Five-Week Span appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Spatial Transcriptomics Provide a New and Innovative Way to Analyze Tissue Biology, May Have Value in Surgical Pathology
Newly combined digital pathology, artificial intelligence (AI), and omics technologies are providing anatomic pathologists and medical laboratory scientists with powerful diagnostic tools Add “spatial transcriptomics” to the growing list of “omics” that have the potential to deliver biomarkers which can be used for earlier and more accurate diagnoses of diseases and health conditions. As with […] The post Spatial Transcriptomics Provide a New and Innovative Way to Analyze Tissue Biology, May Have Value in Surgical Pathology appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Corporate Executives and Mega-Rich Investors Testify in Elizabeth Holmes ’ Federal Fraud Trial That They Were Misled by Theranos’ Claims about the Edison Blood-Testing Device
Federal prosecutors moved past the testimony of the pathologist who served for a time as the CLIA laboratory director at Theranos to provide evidence of a second unauthorized use by Theranos of a pharmaceutical company’s intellectual property Building their case against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, federal prosecutors filled the witness stand in recent days […] The post Corporate Executives and Mega-Rich Investors Testify in Elizabeth Holmes’ Federal Fraud Trial That They Were Misled by Theranos’ Claims about the Edison Blood-Testing Device appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Anatomic Pathology: New Drivers Pushing Beyond Cloud to SaaS Laboratory Information Systems
This free Dark Daily white paper for laboratory professionals explores how the rapid decline in SARS-CoV-2 testing affects molecular laboratories and the life sciences industry as a whole and offers opportunities for drug developers and labs to work together in new and beneficial ways. The post Anatomic Pathology: New Drivers Pushing Beyond Cloud to SaaS Laboratory Information Systems appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Demographic Shift Means Lower Birthrates and Aging Populations around the World, Suggesting Big Changes for Global Healthcare, Pathology Groups, and Clinical Laboratories
Demographic shifts are most acute in Europe and East Asia but could be a harbinger of things to come for US healthcare as well Across the globe, major shifts in many countries’ demographics are starting to drive notable changes in how healthcare is delivered in these nations. Having fewer pediatric patients and more senior citizens […] The post Demographic Shift Means Lower Birthrates and Aging Populations around the World, Suggesting Big Changes for Global Healthcare, Pathology Groups, and Clinical Laboratories appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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New Directions for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups: Executive War College Presents Roadmaps for Success after COVID-19
Self-insured and campus health markets are contract opportunities for small and midsize clinical laboratories through investment in data infrastructure and management Clinical laboratory and pathology group managers do not often hear that they have an opportunity to be paid “handsomely.” However, it appears that there is a clear path to such rewards, according to Kristine […] The post New Directions for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups: Executive War College Presents Roadmaps for Success after COVID-19 appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Executive War College: Efficient Data Structure Can Bring in More Reimbursement Dollars and Allow Clinical Laboratories to Sell Aggregated Information
Speakers at this week’s Executive War College in San Antonio explained that the way records are collected and stored plays a large part in the long-term usefulness of clinical laboratory data Data structure as a term may not flow off the lips of clinical laboratory and pathology laboratory managers, but it should be top-of-mind. Well-structured […] The post Executive War College: Efficient Data Structure Can Bring in More Reimbursement Dollars and Allow Clinical Laboratories to Sell Aggregated Information appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Prosecutors in Elizabeth Holmes ’ Federal Fraud Trial Question Witnesses about Theranos’ Edison Technology and the Inaccurate Medical Laboratory Test Results It Produced
Jury also heard testimony about Holmes’ claims that the Edison device was doing clinical laboratory testing for the military in overseas theaters During the seventh week of ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal fraud trial, headline-making testimony continued nearly non-stop. A former Theranos product manager took the stand offering damning testimony that tied Holmes to questionable […] The post Prosecutors in Elizabeth Holmes’ Federal Fraud Trial Question Witnesses about Theranos’ Edison Technology and the Inaccurate Medical Laboratory Test Results It Produced appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection
CDC advises clinical laboratories and microbiologists encountering C. auris to follow their own protocols before adopting federal agency guidelines In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned healthcare facilities and clinical laboratories to be on the alert for Candida auris (C. auris) infections in their patients. An outbreak of the drug resistant […] The post CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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FDA Expands Approval of Gastric Emptying Breath Test for Gastroparesis to Include At-home Administration Under Virtual Supervision
It may not be a boom trend, but more non-invasive diagnostic tests are coming to market as clinical laboratory tests that use breath as the specimen Here’s a development that reinforces two important trends in diagnostics: non-invasive clinical laboratory assays and patient-self testing. Recently, the FDA expanded the clearance of one diagnostic test to allow […] The post FDA Expands Approval of Gastric Emptying Breath Test for Gastroparesis to Include At-home Administration Under Virtual Supervision appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service
Under-resourced British healthcare system faces a record high backlog of care with 5.61 million people in England waiting for hospital-based medical procedures Healthcare in the United Kingdom (UK) is about to become much more expensive. The UK government has announced plans to substantially increase payroll taxes to fund the surging demand for care due to […] The post UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Human Salivary Proteome Wiki Developed at University of Buffalo May Provide Biomarkers for New Diagnostic Tools and Medical Laboratory Tests
Proteins in human saliva make up its proteome and may be the key to new, precision medicine diagnostics that would give clinical pathologists new capabilities to identify disease Clinical pathologists may soon have an array of new precision medicine diagnostic tools based on peoples’ saliva. There are an increasing number of “–omes” that can be […] The post Human Salivary Proteome Wiki Developed at University of Buffalo May Provide Biomarkers for New Diagnostic Tools and Medical Laboratory Tests appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests —and It Is Perfectly Legal
When people receive COVID-19 testing at an out-of-network facility, federal law requires insurers to pay that clinical laboratory’s posted ‘cash price’ when negotiated prices have not previously been established In the latest example that some COVID-19 testing companies are charging significantly higher prices than others, The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that one COVID […] The post Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests—and It Is Perfectly Legal appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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UW Medicine Researchers Identify Blood Cell Genetic Mutations That Can Disrupt Liquid Biopsy Results
The discovery is yet another factor that must be considered when developing a liquid biopsy test clinical laboratories can use to detect cancer How often do disruptive elements present in Liquid biopsies result in misdiagnoses and unhelpful drug therapies for cancer? Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW Medicine) in Seattle wanted […] The post UW Medicine Researchers Identify Blood Cell Genetic Mutations That Can Disrupt Liquid Biopsy Results appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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