Diagnostic Agents Resource Center

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New Fast Candida Blood Infection Test

T2 Biosystems announced that it has received marketing clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their T2Candida Panel and T2Dx Instrument, the first blood test for the direct detection of Candida species in human whole blood specimens from patients with symptoms of, or medical conditions predisposing the patient to, invasive fungal infections.

Lymphoseek: Orphan Drug Designation

Navidea announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) injection an Orphan Drug Designation for use in sentinel lymph node detection in patients with head and neck cancer.

First Glucose Meter with Insulin Calculator

Roche announced the launch of Accu-Chek Aviva Expert system, the first blood glucose meter with a built-in insulin calculator.

Liver/Intestine Transplant Rejection Test

The FDA has approved Pleximmune, a first-in-class blood test to predict acute cellular rejection of transplanted livers and intestines in children.

Breast Cancer Screening in Elderly Questioned

Including women >70 years old in national breast cancer screening programs won't lead to a sharp reduction in advanced forms of the disease.

Breathalyzer to Detect Concussions?

Various professional sports use psychological exams and waiting periods before determining if a player that has received a head injury should return to play, but are often unreliable.

Rapid Antigen Strep Test

Rapid antigen diagnostic tests can be used for accurate diagnosis of group A streptococcal pharyngitis for management of sore throat.

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