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Regulators Acted Slowly as Labs Developed Tests for Coronavirus

WHEN THE FIRST DEATHS FROM THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS were reported in Seattle beginning on Feb. 29, Helen Chu, MD, MPH, took notice. An infectious disease expert at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Chu is a director with the Seattle Flu Study. Since…

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In New York, Lab Offers Mobile Virus Sample Collections

CEO SUMMARY: To allow patients and physicians to order at-home specimen collections of the novel coronavirus, Northwell Labs trained its 12-member mobile phlebotomy service in the procedures needed to collect samples using nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs. Since training occurred in …

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At the Epicenter, Northwell’s COVID-19 Lab Data Adds Value

This is an excerpt of a 3,210-word article in the March 30, 2020 issue of THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: This intelligence briefing provides a valuable look inside a …

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Labs in Italy Moved Fast to Develop COVID-19 Tests

Part One in a Series ITALY HAS ONE OF THE WORLD’S SEVEREST OUTBREAKS OF COVID-19 INFECTIONS, based on the number of cases and the mortality rate. In response, clinical laboratories there moved quickly to launch laboratory-developed tests and to increase the volume of COVID-19…

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This Coronavirus Outbreak Will Change Lab Industry

CEO SUMMARY: COVID-19 is causing a level of global disruption not seen since the influenza outbreak of 1918. This new infectious disease exposes flaws in the strategies and planning of public health officials and governments in the United States and abroad. In this country…

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Northwell Health Labs Produce Value-Added Outcomes, Growth

>CEO SUMMARY: In 2008, the administration at the Northwell Health system on Long Island considered selling its inpatient and outpatient laboratory services to a commercial laboratory company. In response, the leaders of the Northwell Health Laboratories proposed a plan to s…

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Northwell and Memorial Health: A Tale of Two Labs

Something very unusual happened in  this  issue  of  The  Dark  Report. We analyzed the entirely opposite fates of two clinical laboratories owned by different healthcare systems. With apologies to author Charles Dickens and his opening sentence in his novel, a Tale of Two Cities, it c…

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First EKRA Guilty Plea Involves Lab Kickback

>CEO SUMMARY: Federal investigators wasted little time in using the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA) to prosecute fraud involving clinical laboratories and providers. The manager of an opioid treatment center in Kentucky pleaded guilty last month to three co…

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Two Collaborations: LabCorp-Thermo Fisher, Roche-Illumina

In  deals  related  to  the  pursuit of companion diagnostics, two lab companies announced collaboration deals with companies that manufacture gene-sequencing equipment. The deals were announced on consecutive days earlier this month. Financial terms were not disclosed. On Jan. 13, Ro…

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NeoGenomics Spends $37M for Human Longevity’s Oncology Division

Once again, Neogenomics, Inc. is using an  acquisition  to  build  up  its cancer-testing business. In a deal that closed on Jan. 10, the lab company acquired the Oncology Division of Human Longevity, based in San Diego. Neogenomics said it paid $37 million f…

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