The first confirmed cases of deadly Ebola in Uganda are a cause for concern because the potential for it to spread in the region is high.
Using home testing devices or test strips that have not been approved by the FDA may give inaccurate results and could result in injuries.
The CDC reports that about 700 women die of pregnancy complications each year in the U.S., but most are preventable with quality care.
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.