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


Blood Test for T-tau Shows Promise for Diagnosing, Managing Concussions

April 14, 2014

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends an HPV Test as a Primary Screen for Cervical Cancer

April 14, 2014

Blood Test Shows Very Preliminary Results in Predicting Alzheimer Disease

March 26, 2014

FDA Proposes Two Sets of Standards for Glucose Meters

March 13, 2014

AAP Updates Screening and Assessment Recommendations for Well-Child Visits

March 13, 2014

HHS Issues Final Rule that Allows Patients Direct Access to Lab Test Results

March 3, 2014

Cervical Cancer Screening that Includes HPV Test Better than Pap Smear Alone, Study Concludes

February 19, 2014

High Influenza Activity in the U.S.

February 18, 2014

FDA Directs Genetic Testing Company to Stop Selling Health-related Tests

January 29, 2014

Cases of Chikungunya Fever Confirmed in the Caribbean

January 16, 2014

USPSTF Recommends Screening All Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes

January 14, 2014

OB/GYNs Say High Urine Protein No Longer Necessary for Preeclampsia Diagnosis

December 20, 2013

Experts Announce Major Updates to Guidelines for Heart Disease Risk Assessment and Prevention

December 19, 2013

Cancer Groups Release New Guideline on HER2 Testing for Breast Cancer Patients

December 3, 2013

Choosing Wisely Campaign Identifies Overused Endocrinology Tests

November 22, 2013

Study Says Fasting Necessary for Creatinine Testing

November 15, 2013

Interactive Personal Health Records Boost Participation in Preventive Services

November 8, 2013

NGAL Shows Promise as Early Marker of Acute Kidney Injury

October 31, 2013

Cases of Dengue Fever Confirmed in Florida

September 26, 2013

Lyme Disease Cases Much Higher Than Thought, Studies Suggest

September 11, 2013

Parasite Cyclospora is Latest Culprit in Foodborne Illness Outbreak

August 30, 2013

New HIV Testing Strategy Improves Detection of Early, Acute Infections, Studies Find

August 29, 2013

MRSA Prevention Strategies Analyzed, Screening Policies Challenged

July 18, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates BRCA Patent

July 3, 2013

Prostate Cancer Screening: Medical Groups Review, Modify Guidelines

June 27, 2013

New Coronavirus has Health Officials at CDC, WHO Concerned

June 20, 2013

Hepatitis C Follow-Up Testing Recommended for All Positive Screening Tests

June 13, 2013

Novel H7N9 Influenza Virus Infecting People in China

May 24, 2013

Angelina Jolie's Announcement Heightens Interest in BRCA, But This Testing Is Not for Everyone

May 22, 2013

CDC: Most People Who Have Prediabetes Don't Know It

May 9, 2013

CDC Reports Half a Million U.S. Kids Above New Threshold for Blood Lead Level

May 8, 2013

Study Finds Hormone is Useful for Predicting Success of in vitro Fertilization

April 25, 2013

Choosing Wisely Campaign Updates List of Questionable Tests

April 12, 2013

On the Horizon: Using Pap Tests to Screen for Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

March 31, 2013

Medical Groups Release Joint Policy Statement on Genetic Testing in Kids

March 15, 2013

New Blood Test for Detecting Fetal Abnormalities Gaining Interest

February 22, 2013

Study Questions Necessity of Fasting Before Cholesterol and Other Lipid Tests

February 14, 2013

CDC: Not All Women Following New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

February 1, 2013

Federal Task Force Now Advises More Screening for HIV and Hepatitis C

January 4, 2013

Study Finds Rapid Flu Tests Fairly Accurate, but Should Be Done Soon After Symptoms Appear

December 12, 2012

Manage Type 2 Diabetes with Personal Approach, say ADA and EASD

November 29, 2012

New Gout Guidelines Establish Target Uric Acid Level

November 16, 2012

ACOG Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Agree with ACS, Task Force

November 15, 2012

Fungal Meningitis Cases Linked to Injected Steroid

October 18, 2012

Study Finds Many Lab Tests Left Pending After Hospital Discharge

October 18, 2012

Hantavirus Infects At Least Nine Visitors to Yosemite this Summer

October 5, 2012

Experts Update Strep Throat Guidelines

October 3, 2012

Blood Type and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

September 24, 2012

Increase Seen in H3N2v Influenza, Infections Linked to Contact with Swine

September 10, 2012

U.S. Experiencing Rise in West Nile Virus

September 6, 2012

Lab Test for Doping Alerts Olympic Hopeful of Cancer

August 28, 2012

New CDC Reports Urge Age-Based Screening to Reduce Rising Tide of Hepatitis C Deaths among Baby-Boomer Generation

August 17, 2012

AMA Modifies Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening

August 10, 2012

CDC Announces Pilot Project for HIV Testing at Pharmacy Retail Clinics

August 10, 2012

Diagnosis of a Rare Blood Disorder for TV Anchor Robin Roberts and Death of Screenwriter Nora Ephron Brings Attention to MDS

July 18, 2012

New CDC Test Can Speed Up Diagnosis of Dengue Fever

July 12, 2012

Testing Critical to Reducing HIV, FDA Approves Test for Home Use

July 6, 2012

CDC Study Finds Low Rate of Chlamydia Screening Among Young Women

June 14, 2012

C. difficile Infections Remain High; Testing an Important Part of Prevention

May 31, 2012

A Guide to Navigating Genetic Testing

May 23, 2012

ASH Opposes Routine Testing of College Athletes for Sickle Cell Trait

May 18, 2012

Study Finds Leptin Test Could Improve Accuracy for Estimating Body Fat

May 4, 2012

Supreme Court Strikes Down Patent for Lab Test that Determines Drug Doses

May 3, 2012

Task Force and Other Health Organizations Revise Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

March 23, 2012

FDA Approves PCA3 Gene Test to Aid Decisions about Repeat Prostate Biopsies

March 23, 2012

Experts Recommend All Admitted to Hospital Have Blood Glucose Testing

March 23, 2012

New Report Focuses on Preventing Lead Exposure in Children, Advises Lower Limit for Blood Lead Levels

February 29, 2012

Testing Newborns for One Type of Bilirubin May Help Identify Serious Bile Duct Disease

February 9, 2012

On the Horizon: Blood Tests to Rapidly Rule out Heart Attack

January 30, 2012

New Study Finds No XMRV Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but Debate Continues

January 17, 2012

Pediatricians Endorse HIV Screening for All Teens Who Live in High Risk Areas

December 22, 2011

More Youths Need Cholesterol Screening, says AAP

December 22, 2011

Cases of Babesiosis on the Rise, Testing Proves Challenging

December 15, 2011

Listeriosis Outbreak: Labs Pinpoint Source of Illness

November 17, 2011

Beneficiaries of New Melanoma Drug Identified by Genetic Testing

October 28, 2011

Federal Task Force Advises Against Use of PSA Test for Screening

October 20, 2011

HHS Supports Screening Newborns for Congenital Heart Disease

October 7, 2011

New Rule Proposes to Put Lab Reports Directly in Hands of Patients

October 7, 2011

Out of Africa: Promising New Rapid Point-of-Care Technology

September 23, 2011

Together, Two Tests Better Predictors of Progression to Diabetes

September 8, 2011

The Endocrine Society Weighs in on Vitamin D

August 25, 2011

Trial Finds Ovarian Cancer Screening Method is Ineffective in Reducing Deaths

August 12, 2011

Study Finds PCR Saliva Tests Promising for Newborn CMV Screening

July 13, 2011

CRP May Have Role in Predicting Breast Cancer Outcomes

July 13, 2011

Biomarkers Incorporated into Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostic Criteria

July 5, 2011

Even Without Symptoms, Persons with Herpes Spread the Virus

June 23, 2011

Radiation Testing and Response

June 23, 2011

Toxin-producing E. coli Outbreak in Germany

June 8, 2011

FDA Approves First Test for Dengue Fever

May 20, 2011

PSA Velocity (PSAV) Leads to More Biopsies, Without Improving Prostate Cancer Detection, Study Finds

May 19, 2011