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Today it was announced by the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) that Roche Diagnostics tests for suspected pre-eclampsia and heart attack have been recognized as ‘transformative’ and have been selected among only seven Rapid Uptake Products for the NHS. Following the Government’s response to the Accelerated Access Review, the AAC are bringing together senior leadership from […]Continue Reading ...
Only a small percentage of people in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested – either for medical reasons, to learn their ancestry or out of curiosity – but far more have an interest in getting such tests done, according to a new poll. One in 10 have taken genetic tests offered […]Continue Reading ...
Imagine you’ve just had a baby, and a doctor delivers alarming news: Screening tests show the baby may have a serious genetic disease called methylmalonic acidemia. To avoid risking brain damage, your baby needs a special, low-protein diet right away. Follow-up testing can confirm the diagnosis. Between 2005 and 2015, hundreds of California families had […]Continue Reading ...
What are syphilis tests? Syphilis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is a bacterial infection spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected person. Syphilis develops in stages that can last for weeks, months, or even years. The stages may be separated by long periods of apparent good […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today alerted women and their doctors about serious adverse events related to the improper use of tests intended as an aid in detecting if a pregnant woman’s water has broken (also known as a rupture of the membranes containing amniotic fluid). A rupture of the membranes […]Continue Reading ...
The use of genetic tests aimed at detecting the presence of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in women with breast cancer is rapidly declining in favor of tests that can detect multiple cancer-associated mutations, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and five other U.S. medical centers. Some researchers had […]Continue Reading ...
June 20, 2018 Research commissioned by Innovate UK and the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) reveals that the NHS could save over £6.9 billion in five years through quick adoption of new diagnostic tests as they come onto the market. In turn, these savings could help tackle the annual NHS shortfall, widely expected to […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have developed techniques to detect Lyme disease bacteria weeks sooner than current tests, allowing patients to start treatment earlier. The findings appear in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The authors include scientists from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Harvard University, Yale University, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, FDA, Centers for Disease […]Continue Reading ...
What are protein C and protein S tests? These tests measure the levels of protein C and protein S in your blood. Protein C and protein S tests are two separate tests that are often done at the same time. Protein C and protein S work together to prevent your blood from clotting too much. […]Continue Reading ...
The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care reinvestigated the benefit of biomarker tests to support the decision for or against adjuvant systemic chemotherapy in certain breast cancer patients, that is, women with primary hormone receptor-positive, HER2/neu-negative breast cancer and 0 to 3 affected lymph nodes. When the Institute presented its final report […]Continue Reading ...
— The thyroid is an endocrine gland that makes hormones and helps regulate bodily activities, such as how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Doctors may suggest a thyroid test if they suspect the gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). The U.S. National Library of Medicine says potential tests may […]Continue Reading ...
August 1, 2018 When someone is admitted to hospital, doctors often have to treat them with antibiotics while awaiting the results of time-consuming tests, with even the most advanced microbiology culture taking several days to get results. Patients therefore stay in hospital longer than necessary and receive ineffective treatment, which increases the risk of antibiotic […]Continue Reading ...
July 12, 2018 Advanced algorithms working from large chemical databases can predict a new chemical’s toxicity better than standard animal tests, suggests a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers, in the study that appears in the journal Toxicological Sciences on July 11, mined a large database of […]Continue Reading ...
May 25, 2018 A recent article by Kessler Foundation researchers compared two neuropsychological tests for assessing learning in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). The article, “Comparing the Open Trial – Selective Reminding Test results with the California Learning Verbal Test II in Multiple Sclerosis” was published online on April 4, 2018, in Applied Neuropsychology: Adult. […]Continue Reading ...
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