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October 31, 2022, Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Clinical laboratories may soon face increasing pres­sure to test for respira­tory syncytial virus (RSV) now that the public has become aware of the pathogen. Over the past month, there has been an onslaught of media attention on RSV. The coverage has often focused on how this common virus could tag…

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Newsmaker Interview: Director of CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems Talks COVID-19, CLIA, and More

CEO SUMMARY: In this exclusive interview, Reynolds Salerno, PhD, the Director of the Division of Laboratory Systems at the CDC, offers insightful comments about the federal agency’s response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, what went right during public health efforts, and lesson…

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In Post-COVID-19 Market, IVD Manufacturers Face Supply, Staff Challenges

CEO SUMMARY: After making billions during the COVID-19 pandemic, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers must now adjust their strategies and relationships with clinical laboratory customers. Because many contracts for automated instruments are coming due, some IVD companies have t…

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July 18, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Given that monkeypox cases continue to rise, the federal government likewise is ramping up its response. In June, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began shipping monkeypox tests to five commercial laboratories: Aegis Science, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic La…

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June 6, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Monkeypox is the latest disease showing up in the United States. That means hospital laboratories will want to be ready to diagnose monkeypox cases that show up in their emergency departments. An official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it is exploring the possib…

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Decline in COVID-19 Test Orders Signals a Shift

MIGHT THE FEDERAL HEALTHCARE ESTABLISHMENT BE CLOSE TO DECLARING AN END TO THE SARS-COV2 PANDEMIC and—given the ongoing decline in the daily number of new cases and deaths—that COVID-19 is expected to become an endemic disease?  The SARS-CoV-2 statis…

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COVID-19: a Fork in the Road for Future Lab Testing?

We have all experienced a pandemic unique in the history of the world. Two elements, in particular, distinguished this pandemic from earlier global outbreaks. First, genetic technologies allowed scientists to almost instantly sequence the DNA of the novel coronavirus, once it was recognized as a uniq…

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It’s Flu Season and COVID-19 Cases Continue

SUBSTANTIAL NUMBERS OF NEW COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE to be reported weekly. No one yet understands whether SARS-CoV-2 may disappear at some future date (as did the 1918 influenza pandemic and SARS outbreak in 2003) or whether SARS-CoV-2 will become endemic and stay with us for years….

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New Lab, Pathology Trends at Executive War College 2021

CEO SUMMARY: Hundreds of lab leaders traveled to San Antonio last week for the 27th annual Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management. After almost two years of virtual conference and meetings using Zoom, attendees were ready to gather for a live event, complete with speakers,…

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Paige’s Digital AI Tool Aids in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

CEO SUMMARY: Study data provided to the FDA “demonstrated increased diagnostic accuracy” when pathologists used the Paige Prostate system, said Paige’s Medical Director. The artificial intelligence-powered pathology image analysis tool is trained to help pathologists detect ev…

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