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2011-10-10 07:00:00

According to QuickMedical, most people get lab tests after their doctor recommends one during an office visit. Now, a growing number of consumers are saving time and expense of seeing a physician and are ordering up their own tests, with heart-related assays among the most popular. For some, it's a way to keep track of measures that they want to regularly monitor. For others, a broad-based panel of tests may provide a quick snapshot of overall health, or a particular test could address...

2011-08-10 18:15:52

Press release from PLoS Medicine Despite being widely available for sale in low-and-middle income countries, commercial serological tests used to detect active tuberculosis (by identifying antibodies to the tuberculosis-causing bacterium in a blood sample) do not accurately diagnose TB and, furthermore, often test positive when the patient does not have TB (false positive) and test negative when the patient actually has TB (false negative). In addition, as shown in India, the use of such...

2011-08-08 19:54:01

In patients with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), blood loss from greater use of phlebotomy (blood drawn for diagnostic testing) appears to be independently associated with the development of hospital-acquired anemia (HAA), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article is part of the journal's Less Is More series. Anemia (low red blood cell count or low hemoglobin level) is associated with greater...

2011-07-28 09:22:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VeraLight Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced its SCOUT DS® Device was granted CE Mark approval for noninvasive diabetes screening. The easy to operate device needs no blood, does not require fasting, and yields an immediate result. The patient simply places their forearm onto the portable table-top unit and a quantitative result is reported in about three minutes. Data from 421 study subjects...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

Tosoh Bioscience, Inc. will be featuring a complete solution for HbA1c monitoring at AACC 2011 in Atlanta from July 24 to 28 (Booth #401). South San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Tosoh Bioscience, Inc. will be featuring a complete solution for HbA1c monitoring at AACC 2011 in Atlanta from July 24 to 28 (Booth #401). Tosoh's HbA1c product line includes the highly respected G8 HPLC Analyzer, as well as the newly introduced ST AIA-PACK HbA1c assay; which can be run on Tosoh's AIA-360,...

2011-06-01 00:06:49

Orawell Oral HIV Rapid Test Proves to be Product of Choice for Those Seeking Confidential Results (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 Since Orawell hit the market, many customers have declared the product more than satisfactory and are pleased with the results. Sales increased by 22% in the month of May. OrawellUSA believes that the change of season is responsible for the increase due to the phenomenon of people being more socially engaged during the warmer months. Secondly, we have had a rise in...


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