Oxford University Creates Largest Ever Human Evolutionary Family Tree with 231 Million Ancestral Lineages
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Source: Dark Daily - April 1, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Anthony Wilder Wohns PhD BDI Big Data Institute Broad Institute c Source Type: news

LDT Regulation: New Survey Asks Readers for Their Views About Two Bills Before Congress
Survey respondents can give their opinions about the proposed VALID and VITAL acts Two bills are pending in Congress, and each is written to change the current regulatory scheme for laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) and in vitro clinical tests (IVCTs). The bills go by the acronyms of the VALID Act and VITAL Act. Many clinical laboratories […] The post LDT Regulation: New Survey Asks Readers for Their Views About Two Bills Before Congress appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Post-Pandemic Strategies for Labs Include OIG Audit Prep and Repurposed Instruments
Clinical laboratories and pathology practices should also plan on delayed payments for COVID-19 testing for uninsured patients Regardless of whether infection rates for SARS-CoV-2 continue to wane or perhaps surge again, business changes are coming for staff at clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Forward-thinking professionals will want to evaluate post-pandemic strategies for labs to stay […] The post Post-Pandemic Strategies for Labs Include OIG Audit Prep and Repurposed Instruments appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Scientists Estimate 73% of US Population May Be Immune to SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant
Clinical laboratory scientists should also know experts warn that ‘herd resistance’ is more likely than ‘herd immunity’ due to low vaccination rates in many parts of the world Scientists estimate 73% of the US population may be immune to the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant. Whether the nation is approaching “herd immunity” against the disease, however, remains […] The post Scientists Estimate 73% of US Population May Be Immune to SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 25, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine Ali Mokdad PhD anatomic pathology Anthony Fauci MD Associated Press centers f Source Type: news

Nagoya University Researchers Develop Highly Accurate MicroRNA Urine Test That Identifies Brain Cancer in Patients with Tumors
MicroRNAs in urine could prove to be promising biomarkers in clinical laboratory tests designed to diagnose brain tumors regardless of the tumor’s size or malignancy, paving the way for early detection and treatment Researchers at Nagoya University in Japan have developed a liquid biopsy test for brain cancer screening that, they claim, can identify brain […] The post Nagoya University Researchers Develop Highly Accurate MicroRNA Urine Test That Identifies Brain Cancer in Patients with Tumors appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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United Kingdom ’s National Health Service Now Offers Liquid Biopsy Tests to Certain Cancer Patients as a Complement to Anatomic Pathology Testing
Decision is part of UK effort to diagnose 75% of all cancers at stage I or stage II by 2028 and demonstrates to pathologists that the technology used in liquid biopsy tests is improving at a fast pace Pathologists and medical laboratory scientists know that when it comes to liquid biopsy tests to detect cancer, […] The post United Kingdom’s National Health Service Now Offers Liquid Biopsy Tests to Certain Cancer Patients as a Complement to Anatomic Pathology Testing appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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CDC National Wastewater Surveillance System Locates and Tracks SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in the Public ’s Wastewater
Smaller cities and rural towns are finding the NWSS a useful early warning tool for tracking COVID-19 in their communities In a move that mirrors similar programs around the world, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now monitors sewage nationwide and records levels of SARS-CoV-2 in an effort to prevent new outbreaks […] The post CDC National Wastewater Surveillance System Locates and Tracks SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in the Public’s Wastewater appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 18, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Amy Kirby PhD anatomic pathology CDC centers for disease cont Source Type: news

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to Headline Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Diagnostics Conference
Gottlieb will speak about the state of AI in healthcare at the event May 11-12 Medical technicians in clinical laboratories and pathology groups may worry that artificial intelligence (AI) will eventually put them out of their jobs. However, that’s not likely to be the case, according to former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott […] The post Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to Headline Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Diagnostics Conference appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Global Consortium of Scientists Develop New Whole Genome Sequencing Method That Brings Costs Down to $10 per Genome
At that reduced cost, clinical laboratories in developing countries with no access to WGS could have it as a critical tool in their fight against the spread of deadly bacteria and viruses New research into a low-cost way to sequence bacterial genomes—for as little as $10—is predicted to give public health authorities in low- and […] The post Global Consortium of Scientists Develop New Whole Genome Sequencing Method That Brings Costs Down to $10 per Genome appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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UK Researchers Discover Previously Unknown ‘Highly Virulent’ HIV Variant Circulating in Netherlands since 1990s
Though the variant poses low risk thanks to modern HIV treatments, the scientists stress the importance of access to early clinical laboratory testing for at-risk individuals With the global healthcare industry hyper focused on arrival of the next SARS-CoV-2 variant, pathologists and clinical laboratories may be relieved to learn that—though researchers in the Netherlands discovered […] The post UK Researchers Discover Previously Unknown ‘Highly Virulent’ HIV Variant Circulating in Netherlands since 1990s appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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EKRA Now Used to Combat Fraudulent COVID-19 Testing, Too
The Department of Justice steps beyond the law’s original focus on opioid-related lab testing fraud An interesting aspect with enforcement of the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA) is the government’s willingness to go after charges tied to fraudulent COVID-19 testing.  The case U.S. vs. Malena Badon Lepetich provides a good example of […] The post EKRA Now Used to Combat Fraudulent COVID-19 Testing, Too appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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23andMe Researchers Identify Genetic Risk Factor for Loss of Smell and Taste in COVID-19 Patients
This new knowledge about the human genome may lead to a new set of biomarkers and clinical laboratory tests for predisposition to this health condition Researchers across the globe are working to understand why some people who become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus experience loss of smell (anosmia) and taste (ageusia) often for months following […] The post 23andMe Researchers Identify Genetic Risk Factor for Loss of Smell and Taste in COVID-19 Patients appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Large Operator of COVID-19 Collection Sites Suspends Operations and Clinical Laboratory Testing Following State and Federal Probes
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Clinical Laboratory Conferences Continue to Tackle COVID-19 Protocols to Put Attendees at Ease
Proof of vaccination, masking, and availability of on-site testing will continue to be measures taken at in-person events for pathologists and medical laboratory professionals Organizers of in-person clinical laboratory conferences face an interesting dilemma as they plan events in 2022: Where do they draw the line with COVID-19 safety protocols? On one hand, the surge […] The post Clinical Laboratory Conferences Continue to Tackle COVID-19 Protocols to Put Attendees at Ease appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Transition from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Reimbursement for Hospitals, Physicians, and Clinical Laboratories Continues, Albeit Slowly, Reports Say  
Medical laboratories and anatomic pathologists may need to squeeze into narrow networks to be paid under value-based schemes, especially where Medicare Advantage is concerned Pathologists have likely heard the arguments in favor of value-based payment versus fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement models: FFS encourages providers to order medically unnecessary procedures and lab tests. FFS removes incentives for […] The post Transition from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Reimbursement for Hospitals, Physicians, and Clinical Laboratories Continues, Albeit Slowly, Reports Say  appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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