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Diagnosing COVID-19: Testing is Essential

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is the disease resulting from infection with a newly emerged coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). Testing is essential to both confirm current COVID-19 infection as well as identify those with resolving/resolved infection. Molecular and antibody testing will provide independent information useful for patient diagnosis and management. Learn more.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation: Understanding COVID-19

Use the LRF resources page to address COVID-19 for lymphoma patients. Read about Lymphoma on Lab Tests Online.

Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine: New Research Published

One in 10 people (9.6%) with symptoms caused by a major vascular event, infection, or cancer will be misdiagnosed, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CRICO Strategies. Learn more about this research.

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Heavy Metals

A heavy metals panel is a group of tests that detects and measures specific potentially toxic metals in the blood, urine or, more rarely, in the hair or other body tissue or fluid. A laboratory may offer several different heavy metals panels as well as individual tests for metals. The most common combination includes:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic

Learn more about heavy metals testing.


Arthritis is a general term describing conditions that affect one or more joints and/or the tissues around joints. Classic symptoms of arthritis include joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and redness. However, there are over 100 types of arthritis with different signs and symptoms. Learn more about arthritis.

People's Picks - Top Ranked Articles

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5. News - FDA Warns Biotin May Affect Some Blood Work