Near Patient Testing Can Help Quickly Identify the Next Zika

COLUMBIA, MD, July 17, 2017 –  Our interconnected society makes it vital that our public health professionals get real-time access to diagnostic information for quick identification of the disease and treatment. However, potentially devastating cuts to the Medicare Clinical Lab Fee Schedule could hurt all laboratories but particularly hard hit will be rural and frontier…

Announcement from the FDA regarding lead testing

  FDA warns Americans about risk of inaccurate results from certain lead tests CDC recommends retesting for certain children, pregnant women and nursing mothers May 17, 2017 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning Americans that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inaccurate results…

Answers to all your Zika Questions

A recent USA Today article offers answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.  The virus has led to an epidemic of birth defects and cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that causes paralysis, in Latin and South America.  The virus can be spread through mosquitos, sexual transmission…