Results from an AHRQ-funded study of online lab-test portals show that patients need help understanding their test results.
Read a summary of the latest statistics from the CDC and get information on seasonal flu as well as the most accurate flu tests.
Molecular panels that can test for various diarrhea-causing microbes are included in new guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
The FDA issued a safety communication alerting the public and healthcare practitioners that biotin (vitamin B7) found in many supplements may interfere with certain lab tests, causing incorrect results.
New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association set much lower targets for acceptable blood pressure and identify many more adults with hypertension.
As the rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis hit record highs for the third year in a row, the CDC urges people at risk to get tested.
A study found that screening for Epstein-Barr virus DNA in the blood is useful in detecting early nasopharyngeal cancer in asymptomatic, high-risk people.
New draft guidelines from the USPSTF recommend changes in the way women ages 30 to 65 are screened for cervical cancer.
A recent study found that evaluating all chromosomes during non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) identifies additional disorders not currently detected by traditional screening.
A blood test that detects tumor DNA in the bloodstream shows promise for identifying colorectal, breast, lung, and ovarian cancers at their earliest, most treatable stages.