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January 14, 2019 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Up to 10,000 patients will get free genetic testing at Northwell Health, the nation’s largest urban health network. In a deal announced on Jan. 9, Northwell Health and Color, a genetic testing company, will collaborate on a program to offer geneti…

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Anthem Launches Program to Manage Genetic Tests

CEO SUMMARY: Pre-authorization of genetic tests is coming to physicians serving patients insured by Anthem, Inc. Its specialty benefits management company, AIM Specialty Health, will manage the program. AIM will work with InformedDNA, a company that specializes in genetic testing clinical…

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In this Philadelphia Story, LabCorp Uses 2007 Script

CEO SUMMARY: There’s a managed care contracting play-book that seems to be working better for Laboratory Corporation of America than it does for Quest Diagnostics Inc. On July 1, LabCorp became the exclusive national lab provider for Independence Blue Cross of Philadelphia. For the past…

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Why One Molecular Diagnostics Company Closed Its Doors

CEO SUMMARY: When executives closed the doors of Pathwork Diagnostics last month, the simple explanation was that reimbursement for its proprietary molecular diagnostic test was inadequate. Indeed, that was part of the story. But other factors played significant roles in impeding…

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September 17, 2012 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Exome sequencing testing for cancer patients is now offered by the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas. This clinical testing will be performed using next-generation gene sequencing technology. Pathologists at Baylor are among the first in…

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December 19, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Expanded genetic testing for cancer patients in the United Kingdom is one goal of a new effort by the Stratified Medicine Programme at Cancer Research UK. Officials want to ensure that the right genetic tests are available to support use of new therapeutic drugs for …

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Baylor Pathologists Form Lab with US Oncology

CEO SUMMARY: In Dallas, Pathologists Bio-Medical Laboratories is part of a new laboratory partnership that includes Baylor Health Care System, Texas Oncology, and US Oncology. The four partners ponied up a total of $40 million in cash and debt to build a state-of-the art laboratory in a 1…

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DeVry University, Retail Walk-In Clinics, NeoGenomics, Clarient, Clinical Lab Partners, Patient ID Theft

MED TECH SHORTAGE CAUSES DEVRY UNIVERSITY TO OFFER MT DEGREE IN RESPONSE TO THE GROWING SHORTAGE of skilled lab scientists and medical technologists, DeVry University of Phoenix, Arizona, is offering a new bachelor’s degree program in Clinical Laboratory Science (…

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Oncology Diagnostics Attracts Big Money

MORE SURPRISING DEVELOPMENTS for the anatomic pathology profession during the past three weeks! The impending $215 million acquisition of IMPATH, Inc. by Genzyme Corporation, announced on March 1, has the …

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New Competitors Line Up In Oncology Marketplace

CEO SUMMARY: Local pathology groups are advised to more closely track developments in the national market for oncology testing. Not only is big money targeting cancer testing, but a number of nimble, entrepreneurial start-up companies have begun to compete for specimens. Genzyme’s acqui…

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