Pregnancy Tests

First-of-Kind Rapid Pregnancy Blood Test Cleared by FDA

By April 30, 2015

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.

Walmart "Rolls Back" Health Costs with In-Store Clinics

October 28, 2014

They're known for their everyday low prices on everything from clothing to groceries to home goods, but now Walmart is cutting prices for healthcare as well.

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.

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

Single Progesterone Test Can Rule Out Viable Pregnancy

September 28, 2012

For women in early pregnancy with symptoms and an inconclusive ultrasound assessment, a single progesterone measurement can rule out a viable pregnancy.