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


FDA Clears Procalcitonin Test for New Use to Help Guide Antibiotic Treatment

April 5, 2017

Blood Tests Recommended Over Skin Tests to Check for TB in Most Cases

March 22, 2017

Study Suggests “Superbugs” May be More Diverse and Harder to Detect than Previously Thought

March 6, 2017

FDA Clears First Highly Sensitive Troponin Blood Test to Help Diagnose Heart Attacks

March 1, 2017

Routine Screening for Genetic Risk of Early Heart Disease Studied

February 9, 2017

Task Force Issues New Guidelines for Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Statins

January 23, 2017

Could Some Women Wait Longer Between Cervical Cancer Screenings?

January 4, 2017

CDC: STD Rates in the US at Highest Level Ever

December 15, 2016

Experimental Tests May Help Patients Quickly Get the Right Treatment for Infections

December 1, 2016

Test for Hepatitis B Co-infection before Treating Hepatitis C with Certain Drugs, Experts Warn

November 17, 2016

Genetic Experts Update Recommendations on Non-invasive Prenatal Screening

November 3, 2016

Genetic Test May Help Some High-risk Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Chemotherapy

October 19, 2016

CDC: Knowing About Sepsis Can Save a Life

October 5, 2016

Should All Children and Teens Be Screened For High Cholesterol?

September 22, 2016

U.S. to Screen All Blood Donations for Zika Virus

September 7, 2016

Screen All Adults for Hepatitis C, Say Researchers

August 29, 2016

On the Horizon: Study Suggests Blood Test May Predict Response to Antidepressants

August 3, 2016

CDC: Cases of Legionnaires Disease on the Rise in U.S.

July 29, 2016

FDA Approves First ‘Liquid Biopsy’ to Guide Treatment of Cancer

July 15, 2016

Bacteria with Antibiotic Resistance MCR-1 Gene Found for the First Time in U.S. Patient, Raises Concern

July 11, 2016

Cholesterol Testing: Is Fasting Necessary?

June 30, 2016

Collecting Smaller Blood Samples for Testing May Benefit Patients but Pose Challenges for Labs

June 17, 2016

CDC: Urine Drug Testing Can Improve Patient Safety When Opioids Prescribed for Chronic Pain

May 19, 2016

Cardiology Groups Release New Guidelines on Non-Statin Drugs to Lower Cholesterol

May 4, 2016

Top Ten Things You Should Know About Lab Tests

April 24, 2016

FDA Grants Emergency Approval for Test to Detect Zika and Two Other Mosquito-Borne Viruses

April 20, 2016

New Studies Show Promise in the Search for Elusive Blood Test for Depression

April 8, 2016

Remember Dad’s Side of the Family When Evaluating Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

March 23, 2016

Scientists Find New Bacteria Species that Causes Lyme Disease

March 10, 2016

Lead Testing Uncovered Flint, Michigan's Water Contamination Crisis

February 25, 2016

Technology Innovations Drive Lab Medicine Advances

February 11, 2016

CDC Warns Travelers, Especially Pregnant Women, About Zika Virus

January 27, 2016

CRE Superbugs Rising Threat in U.S.

January 20, 2016

Screening, Diet and Exercise Key Factors in Task Force's New Diabetes Guidelines

December 21, 2015

Is it a Heart Attack? Study Finds Improved Blood Test May Speed Up Discharge for Some ER Patients with Chest Pain

December 17, 2015

Genomics Company 23andMe Once Again Selling Some Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Tests

December 3, 2015

Genetic Test Helps Some Women with Breast Cancer Avoid Chemotherapy

November 19, 2015

American Cancer Society Advises Fewer Breast Cancer Screenings for Average-risk Women

November 5, 2015

NIH Study: Aiming for Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives

October 22, 2015

Patient Involvement Key to Improving Diagnostic Care, Reducing Errors, says IOM

October 8, 2015

New Drugs Approved for People with Hard to Treat High Cholesterol

September 24, 2015

New Test for Enterovirus D68 Can Speed Up Diagnoses and Treatment

September 9, 2015

New Studies: More Americans Would Benefit From Taking Statins to Lower Heart Disease Risk

August 28, 2015

Study Suggests Blood Test Could Find Pancreatic Cancer at Earlier, More Treatable Stages

August 17, 2015

Experimental Blood Test Checks for Hundreds of Virus Antibodies at One Time

July 22, 2015

On the Horizon: “Liquid Biopsy” for Cancer Studied

July 6, 2015

Doctors' Group Gives Advice on Screening for Five Major Cancers

June 23, 2015

New Arizona Law Expands Number of Lab Tests Consumers Can Order on their Own, Fuels Debate

June 5, 2015

New Study: Genetic Blood Test Better than Standard Prenatal Screening, Still Not Perfect

May 21, 2015

Home-canned Potatoes Likely Source of Botulism in Ohio

May 7, 2015

On the Horizon: Experimental Blood Test May Help Predict Severity of Food Allergies

April 24, 2015

Angelina Jolie Pitt's Story Highlights BRCA Testing and Personal Health Decisions

April 9, 2015

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