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Babson Diagnostics’ Hybrid Model Combines Quality, Convenience

CEO SUMMARY: Responding to its own data about consumer preferences, healthcare technology company Babson Diagnostics is pursuing a new hybrid model for blood draws that it believes brings together the best of clinical laboratories and retail pharmacies. Laboratory managers and patho…

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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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Ravgen Gets $272.5 Million Verdict against Labcorp

CEO SUMMARY: In September, a jury returned a $272.5 million verdict against Labcorp, representing royalties owed to biotech company Ravgen for infringement of its diagnostic genetic test patent. Soon after, Quest Diagnostics settled a similar lawsuit with Ravgen before its tri…

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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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How Genomic Testing Labs Can Improve Their Relationships with Payers

CEO SUMMARY: For payers and health plans, it may be a matter of trust that initially curtails speedy reimbursement of new and novel genomic test claims. A panel …

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Labs Must Audit Their Cybersecurity Measures

CEO SUMMARY: While clinical laboratory managers and pathologists are aware of the risks of a data breach, they often assume that related protection measures are working as needed. That is a mistake. With the cost of healthcare data breaches on the rise, it is vitally important for l…

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Telemedicine Firms Offer Home Phlebotomy Service

CEO SUMMARY: Telemedicine provider Teladoc Health has announced new services for certain primary care customers that include at-home phlebotomy appointments. The move is evidence of the consumer demand for increased convenience and flexibility in their healthcare. Scarlet Health, a …

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Public Laboratory Companies Eye More Lab Outreach Acquisitions

PUBLICLY-TRADED CLINICAL LABORATORY COMPANIES released second quarter 2022 financial reports that confirmed a softening demand for COVID-19 tests, even as their base business revenues grew compared to last year.  While continuing to address ongoing needs…

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August 8, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

One of the biggest health insurers in the United States has changed its name. As of June 28, Anthem in Indianapolis, Ind., is now known as Elevance Health. The new name is a combination of “elevate” and “advance,” noted Modern Health Executive on June 16. Elevance also an…

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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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