Popular Science Review Finds Seven At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests ‘Easy to Use’ and ‘An Important Tool to Slow Spread of the Coronavirus’
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Popular Science Review Finds Seven At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests ‘Easy to Use’ and ‘An Important Tool to Slow Spread of the Coronavirus’
Though clinical laboratory RT-PCR tests remain the ‘gold standard’ when diagnosing COVID-19, at-home antigen tests offer convenience and quick test results. But are they accurate? Less than six months after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first ever emergency use authorization (EUA) for an over-the-counter SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test to Ellume for its […] The post Popular Science Review Finds Seven At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests ‘Easy to Use’ and ‘An Important Tool to Slow Spread of the Coronavirus’ appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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US Preventative Services Task Force Study Finds Evidence of Benefits to Vitamin D Screening in Asymptomatic Adults is ‘Inconclusive’
New USPSTF guidelines suggest reducing the volume of Vitamin D deficiency testing in the general population, which could reduce revenue for clinical laboratories From 2005 to 2011, the volume of clinical laboratory tests for Vitamin D soared nationally as more doctors tested more patients for Vitamin D deficiency. This became a major source of revenue […] The post US Preventative Services Task Force Study Finds Evidence of Benefits to Vitamin D Screening in Asymptomatic Adults is ‘Inconclusive’ appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Repurposing Your Lab ’s Leftover COVID-19 Samples: Building New Revenue and Better Patient Outcomes Through Collaboration with Life Sciences
To address labs’ dire need for clean and reliable data, Dark Daily is pleased to offer this new FREE white paper for laboratory professionals that explains the key steps—and positive results—of strengthening the data service infrastructure of your clinical lab. The post Repurposing Your Lab’s Leftover COVID-19 Samples: Building New Revenue and Better Patient Outcomes Through Collaboration with Life Sciences appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Boston Globe Investigation Finds Many Boston Hospital CEOs Also Sit on Healthcare Company Boards
Cozy relationships between hospital chief executives and healthcare companies they do business with may raise ethical questions If hospital employees, including pathologists, wonder why their hospital uses a certain company’s products and services it may be because their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) sits on the Board of Directors of the same companies from which the […] The post Boston Globe Investigation Finds Many Boston Hospital CEOs Also Sit on Healthcare Company Boards appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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American Society for Clinical Pathology Website Was Hacked Last Year, Possibly Exposing Credit Card Information of Members and Online Shoppers
Thousands of pathologists and medical technologists may have had their private data stolen, though ASCP investigators did not confirm this as having happened For a “limited time period” in 2020, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) was the target of a cyberattack that “potentially exposed payment card data as it was being entered” on […] The post American Society for Clinical Pathology Website Was Hacked Last Year, Possibly Exposing Credit Card Information of Members and Online Shoppers appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Irish Cancer Society Report Shows Patients May Wait Two Years or More for Genetic Cancer Test Results
Wait times blamed on the Irish National Health System’s ‘overstretched’ services and ‘under-resourced’ commitment to cancer genetic testing done by medical laboratories Histopathologists in the UK and anatomic pathologists in the US understand the important role predictive genetic testing can play in helping patients understand their risk for certain types of breast, bowel, and ovarian […] The post Irish Cancer Society Report Shows Patients May Wait Two Years or More for Genetic Cancer Test Results appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Federal Prosecutors Signal That Accuracy of Theranos ’ Blood Tests Will Be Centerstage in August Fraud Trial
Pregnant former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes makes her first court appearance in 15 months as pre-trial maneuvering continues in court case involving clinical laboratory tests During pre-trial hearings for the August fraud trial of former Theranos CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, federal prosecutors signaled that the accuracy of Theranos’ blood tests will be center stage in their […] The post Federal Prosecutors Signal That Accuracy of Theranos’ Blood Tests Will Be Centerstage in August Fraud Trial appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Community Anatomic Pathology Groups Show Increased Interest in Adopting Digital Pathology and Whole-Slide Imaging, But Can They Do It on a Budget?
Acceptance of digital pathology and whole-slide imaging is now almost universal among academic health center pathology departments and the nation’s largest pathology companies Across the United States, many private practice anatomic pathology groups now recognize that digital pathology is the path forward for the entire profession. During the past decade, most academic pathology departments and […] The post Community Anatomic Pathology Groups Show Increased Interest in Adopting Digital Pathology and Whole-Slide Imaging, But Can They Do It on a Budget? appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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New Proposed Federal Rule Could Remove Requirement for Hospitals to Share Negotiated Medicare Advantage Rates with CMS
CMS says it is responding to hospitals’ plea for relief from burdensome reporting requirements, but not altering federal price transparency laws Despite federal price transparency law that went into effect January 1 after a year-long court battle, some hospitals continue to balk at sharing their payer-negotiated rates for healthcare goods and services—including medical laboratory testing—claiming […] The post New Proposed Federal Rule Could Remove Requirement for Hospitals to Share Negotiated Medicare Advantage Rates with CMS appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Gene Sequencing of COVID-19 Outbreak in Minnesota School System Guides Public Health Officials in Slowing Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus
Data was used to create a transmission map that tracked the spread of infections among school athletes and helped public health officials determine where best to disrupt exposure Genomic sequencing played a major role in tracking a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in a Minnesota school system. Understanding how and where the coronavirus was spreading helped local officials […] The post Gene Sequencing of COVID-19 Outbreak in Minnesota School System Guides Public Health Officials in Slowing Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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South Korean Telecommunications Partner with Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Companies to Send Test Results to Consumers ’ Mobile Devices
As consumer demand increases for medical laboratory testing services that bypass the supervision of primary care doctors, clinical laboratories may be affected Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing organizations and telecommunications companies in South Korea are collaborating to help consumers stay informed of their health status by sending lab test results directly to their mobile devices without […] The post South Korean Telecommunications Partner with Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Companies to Send Test Results to Consumers’ Mobile Devices appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Medscape Report on Physician Salaries in 2020 Shows Pathologists at Middle in Pay, but Near Top in Job Satisfaction
Though pathology salaries rank 16th among 29 medical specialties, it is in the top 10 among specialties that attract women and respondents say that comes with a lot of paperwork Despite “hardships” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, 18,000 physicians in more than 29 medical specialties who participated in Medscape’s 2021 Physician Compensation Report said […] The post Medscape Report on Physician Salaries in 2020 Shows Pathologists at Middle in Pay, but Near Top in Job Satisfaction appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Hospital-based Clinical Laboratory Scientist is Suing Her Former Employer After Being Fired Due to Long-Haul COVID-19 Illness
Medical laboratory employee alleges healthcare system discriminated based on her medical condition, failed to accommodate her disability, then retaliated and created hostile working conditions What is a clinical laboratory’s obligation when an employee is infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and does not make a speedy recovery? Medical laboratory executives should ponder this question now that […] The post Hospital-based Clinical Laboratory Scientist is Suing Her Former Employer After Being Fired Due to Long-Haul COVID-19 Illness appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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