Diagnostic Agents Resource Center

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2016 Immunization Schedule

Changes approved for HPV and pneumococcal vaccines

Respiratory Overprescribing

Greater accuracy tests can in tell if illness is viral or bacterial

Blod Test for Cancer Relapse Promising

An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early-stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging.

Fingernails: New Way to Diagnose Diabetes?

Two new potential methods for diagnosing diabetes – one from a biomarker and one from fingernail clippings – could lead to easier, timelier, and more affordable options for identifying and treating diabetes in its standard and gestational forms.

Choosing Wisely Recs on Genetic Testing

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has released evidence-based recommendations to guide clinicians and patients on appropriate genetic tests as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Many Not Following Pre-Op Test Recommendations

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.

Test for Past, Present Viral Infections

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.

New Blood Test Detects IBS Biomarkers

Commonwealth announced the launch of IBSchek, a blood test to guide physicians in the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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