Despite the recent USPSTF conclusion that there is not enough evidence to recommend lead screening, several other health groups do advise screening young children and pregnant women at risk.
As measles cases mount in the U.S., health officials track outbreaks with lab tests and take measures to limit spread of the disease.
Phlebotomists and parents can use several techniques to help reduce anxiety in children when they have blood drawn for lab tests.
Although the "cure" of a second HIV patient is a promising advancement, HIV testing remains a key component of public health.
A yearly fecal immunochemical test is a suitable alternative to a colonoscopy, according to a recent comprehensive review.
While the spread of babesiosis through blood transfusions is rare, health organizations are taking steps to lower the risk of such infections even further.
A potential blood test measures biomarker levels to help assess people at risk for familial Alzheimer disease before symptoms appear.
The BRCA Exchange is a free public resource that classifies BRCA gene variants according to how they can affect a person's health.
New developments in DTC genetic testing highlight how important it is to understand the potential benefits, risks, and limitations before and after purchase.
Taking diabetes medication while fasting for lab tests can be risky for people with diabetes.