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Included below are news stories posted to Lab Tests Online over the last three years.


New Report Points to Common Culprits in Foodborne Illnesses

March 27, 2015

FDA Approves First Direct to Consumer Genetic Test to Determine Carrier Status

March 16, 2015

U.S. Government to Drop Warning on Dietary Cholesterol, but High Blood Cholesterol Still Important Health Risk

February 26, 2015

Experts Offer Advice on hrHPV Testing as a Primary Screen for Cervical Cancer

February 12, 2015

Measles Health Advisory Issued

February 2, 2015

Rapid Screening Test for Syphilis Gets Waiver for Wider Use

January 30, 2015

Lp-PLA2 Activity Test Helps Predict Risk of Heart Disease, Especially in Women

January 29, 2015

Evidence Lacking for Vitamin D Deficiency Screening, says Task Force

December 18, 2014

CDC: Too Many Women Go Unscreened for Cervical Cancer

November 20, 2014

FDA Regulation of Lab-developed Tests: Boon or Bane?

November 6, 2014

Task Force Updates Recommendations for Screening for PreDiabetes and Diabetes in Adults

October 23, 2014

Ebola Outbreak Continues, CDC Coordinates Efforts to Combat Disease

October 15, 2014

Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA Mutations that Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

October 10, 2014

First Lab Test Approved Through Joint FDA-Medicare Review Process

September 25, 2014

Enterovirus D68 Causing Acute Respiratory Illnesses across States

September 19, 2014

Lab Reports Confusing for Many Patients and Need Redesign, Says Study

September 17, 2014

New Study Finds Mutations in PALB2 Gene Increase Lifetime Risk of Breast Cancer

August 28, 2014

FDA Provides Guidance on Companion Diagnostics

August 15, 2014

Stool DNA Test Gets Nod from FDA Advisory Committee

August 12, 2014

New HIV Testing Strategy Recommended for Earlier, Accurate Diagnosis

July 23, 2014

New Report Finds that Diabetes is on the Rise

July 8, 2014

CDC Reports Highest Number of U.S. Measles Cases Since 1994

July 3, 2014

New CDC Resource Helps Women Understand BRCA Gene Mutation Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

June 19, 2014

CDC Confirms MERS Cases in U.S., Issues Travel Alert

May 29, 2014

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAAT Screening Method Endorsed by CDC

May 22, 2014

Colon Cancer Rates Decline, Highlighting Role of Screening

April 28, 2014

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends an HPV Test as a Primary Screen for Cervical Cancer

April 28, 2014

Blood Test for T-tau Shows Promise for Diagnosing, Managing Concussions

April 14, 2014

Blood Test Shows Very Preliminary Results in Predicting Alzheimer Disease

March 26, 2014

FDA Proposes Two Sets of Standards for Glucose Meters

March 13, 2014

AAP Updates Screening and Assessment Recommendations for Well-Child Visits

March 13, 2014

HHS Issues Final Rule that Allows Patients Direct Access to Lab Test Results

March 3, 2014

Cervical Cancer Screening that Includes HPV Test Better than Pap Smear Alone, Study Concludes

February 19, 2014

High Influenza Activity in the U.S.

February 18, 2014

FDA Directs Genetic Testing Company to Stop Selling Health-related Tests

January 29, 2014

Cases of Chikungunya Fever Confirmed in the Caribbean

January 16, 2014

USPSTF Recommends Screening All Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes

January 14, 2014

OB/GYNs Say High Urine Protein No Longer Necessary for Preeclampsia Diagnosis

December 20, 2013

Experts Announce Major Updates to Guidelines for Heart Disease Risk Assessment and Prevention

December 19, 2013

Cancer Groups Release New Guideline on HER2 Testing for Breast Cancer Patients

December 3, 2013

Choosing Wisely Campaign Identifies Overused Endocrinology Tests

November 22, 2013

Study Says Fasting Necessary for Creatinine Testing

November 15, 2013

Interactive Personal Health Records Boost Participation in Preventive Services

November 8, 2013

NGAL Shows Promise as Early Marker of Acute Kidney Injury

October 31, 2013

Cases of Dengue Fever Confirmed in Florida

September 26, 2013

Lyme Disease Cases Much Higher Than Thought, Studies Suggest

September 11, 2013

Parasite Cyclospora is Latest Culprit in Foodborne Illness Outbreak

August 30, 2013

New HIV Testing Strategy Improves Detection of Early, Acute Infections, Studies Find

August 29, 2013

MRSA Prevention Strategies Analyzed, Screening Policies Challenged

July 18, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates BRCA Patent

July 3, 2013

Prostate Cancer Screening: Medical Groups Review, Modify Guidelines

June 27, 2013

New Coronavirus has Health Officials at CDC, WHO Concerned

June 20, 2013

Hepatitis C Follow-Up Testing Recommended for All Positive Screening Tests

June 13, 2013

Novel H7N9 Influenza Virus Infecting People in China

May 24, 2013

Angelina Jolie's Announcement Heightens Interest in BRCA, But This Testing Is Not for Everyone

May 22, 2013

CDC: Most People Who Have Prediabetes Don't Know It

May 9, 2013

CDC Reports Half a Million U.S. Kids Above New Threshold for Blood Lead Level

May 8, 2013

Study Finds Hormone is Useful for Predicting Success of in vitro Fertilization

April 25, 2013

Choosing Wisely Campaign Updates List of Questionable Tests

April 12, 2013

On the Horizon: Using Pap Tests to Screen for Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

March 31, 2013

Medical Groups Release Joint Policy Statement on Genetic Testing in Kids

March 15, 2013

New Blood Test for Detecting Fetal Abnormalities Gaining Interest

February 22, 2013

Study Questions Necessity of Fasting Before Cholesterol and Other Lipid Tests

February 14, 2013

CDC: Not All Women Following New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

February 1, 2013

Federal Task Force Now Advises More Screening for HIV and Hepatitis C

January 4, 2013

Study Finds Rapid Flu Tests Fairly Accurate, but Should Be Done Soon After Symptoms Appear

December 12, 2012

Manage Type 2 Diabetes with Personal Approach, say ADA and EASD

November 29, 2012

New Gout Guidelines Establish Target Uric Acid Level

November 16, 2012

ACOG Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Agree with ACS, Task Force

November 15, 2012

Fungal Meningitis Cases Linked to Injected Steroid

October 18, 2012

Study Finds Many Lab Tests Left Pending After Hospital Discharge

October 18, 2012

Hantavirus Infects At Least Nine Visitors to Yosemite this Summer

October 5, 2012

Experts Update Strep Throat Guidelines

October 3, 2012

Blood Type and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

September 24, 2012

Increase Seen in H3N2v Influenza, Infections Linked to Contact with Swine

September 10, 2012

U.S. Experiencing Rise in West Nile Virus

September 6, 2012

Lab Test for Doping Alerts Olympic Hopeful of Cancer

August 28, 2012

New CDC Reports Urge Age-Based Screening to Reduce Rising Tide of Hepatitis C Deaths among Baby-Boomer Generation

August 17, 2012

AMA Modifies Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening

August 10, 2012

CDC Announces Pilot Project for HIV Testing at Pharmacy Retail Clinics

August 10, 2012

Diagnosis of a Rare Blood Disorder for TV Anchor Robin Roberts and Death of Screenwriter Nora Ephron Brings Attention to MDS

July 18, 2012

New CDC Test Can Speed Up Diagnosis of Dengue Fever

July 12, 2012

Testing Critical to Reducing HIV, FDA Approves Test for Home Use

July 6, 2012

CDC Study Finds Low Rate of Chlamydia Screening Among Young Women

June 14, 2012

C. difficile Infections Remain High; Testing an Important Part of Prevention

May 31, 2012

A Guide to Navigating Genetic Testing

May 23, 2012

ASH Opposes Routine Testing of College Athletes for Sickle Cell Trait

May 18, 2012

Study Finds Leptin Test Could Improve Accuracy for Estimating Body Fat

May 4, 2012

Supreme Court Strikes Down Patent for Lab Test that Determines Drug Doses

May 3, 2012