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New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results

February 11, 2014

In a final rule relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a patient or their personal representative can access their completed test reports directly from the laboratory.

MicroRNA Panels May Help ID Pancreatic CA From Whole Blood

January 22, 2014

Two diagnostic panels based on microRNA expression from whole blood can distinguish, to some degree, patients with pancreatic cancer from healthy controls.

FDA Approval Gives Clinicians Ability to Look at Patients' Genetic Makeup

November 20, 2013

The FDA allowed marketing of four "next generation sequencing" (NGS) diagnostic devices. These devices can be used for high throughput patient gene sequencing to help with diagnosis and identification of the cause of symptoms.

FDA Approves Quidel's Flu, RSV Diagnostic Assays

September 16, 2013

Quidel Corporation and Life Technologies announced that the FDA has granted clearance to the Quidel Molecular Influenza A+B assay and the Quidel Molecular RSV+hMPV assay.

Most Docs Report Information Overload in EHR-Setting

March 06, 2013

Primary care practitioners (PCPs) using electronic health records (EHRs) are susceptible to information overload and feel that the EHR notification system makes it possible to miss test results