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Eurofins Viracor Launches Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 inSIGHT T Cell Immunity Testing to Aid COVID-19 Treatment Decisions

Eurofins Viracor (Lee's Summit, MO, USA) has become one of the first commercial labs to deliver COVID-19 testing with the launch of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 inSIGHT T Cell Immunity testing. More...
23 Jul 2021
Image: DetectX-Rv Microarray Assay (Photo courtesy of PathogenDx, Inc.)

Microarray-Based COVID-19 Test Analyzes Sample in Triplicate for Each Patient Swab Within Each Array For 100% Specificity

A low-cost, high-throughput microarray-based test ensures 100% specificity by analyzing the sample in triplicate for each patient swab within each array, as compared to just once by COVID-19 tests that are currently approved. More...
22 Jul 2021
Image: Novel BlowFISH device that captures virus within Exhaled Breath Condensate (EBC) (Photo courtesy of Medivolve Inc.)

Non-Invasive COVID-19 Diagnostic System Collects Sample Droplets from Lungs and Returns Results in 10 Minutes

A non-invasive exhaled breath diagnostic technology offers the potential for a simple, inexpensive, non-invasive, massively deployable, rapid diagnostic system for detecting respiratory illness and airborne viral threats, including COVID-19, in approximately 10 minutes. More...
22 Jul 2021
Image: The Lumipulse G β-amyloid 1-40 assay kit (Photo courtesy Fujirebio)

APOE Gene Influences Alzheimer's Symptoms, Biomarkers in Down Syndrome

Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) constitute a population at ultrahigh risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD) because of trisomy of chromosome 21, which harbors the amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene. More...
22 Jul 2021
Image: The Lumipulse G β-amyloid 1-40 assay kit (Photo courtesy Fujirebio)

APOE Gene Influences Alzheimer's Symptoms, Biomarkers in Down Syndrome

Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) constitute a population at ultrahigh risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD) because of trisomy of chromosome 21, which harbors the amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene. More...
22 Jul 2021
Image: The ROCHE Cobas 6000 Chemistry Analyzer (Photo courtesy of Roche Diagnostics)

Elevated PlGF Levels Found with Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a severe liver disorder unique to pregnancy, typically occurring after 30 weeks’ gestation. Although uncommon, with an estimated global incidence of 1 in 7,000 to 15,000 pregnancies, AFLP is a life-threatening disease for both mother and child. More...
22 Jul 2021
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AACC Publishes New COVID-19 Guidelines for Clinical Laboratories

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC; Washington, DC, USA) has released new guidance that offers answers on SARS-CoV-2 antibodies for clinical laboratorians amidst constant questions and emerging data about serologic testing. More...
21 Jul 2021