Findings from a first-of-its-kind study indicate that despite recommendations from professional organizations to limit certain routine tests before elective surgery, rates of several pre-operative tests have not changed over a 14-year period.
A new technology could allow a single test to determine an individual's past and present viral infections, compared to current assays that only test for specific viruses at a time.
Commonwealth announced the launch of IBSchek, a blood test to guide physicians in the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Not enough adults are getting the recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported.
Abbott announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for the i-STAT Total β-hCG blood test to detect if a woman is in the early stages of pregnancy.
Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.
Ultrasound is more cost-effective and safer than other imaging technologies for imaging the female pelvis and should be the first modality used for patients with pelvic symptoms, advocates of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) have proposed.