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Blood Biomarkers Diagnose Stroke Accurately

A new blood test is being developed that one day could rapidly confirm whether someone is having a stroke and what kind, will lead to faster diagnosis and treatment, which could mean the difference between life and death.   More...
23 Apr 2014

Blood Gas Analyzer Simplifies Critical Care Testing

A new blood gas analyzer combines revolutionary microelectronics with maintenance cartridge technology for a smaller, faster, and less expensive critical care analyzer.   More...
22 Apr 2014
Image: The ICON 25 hCG point-of-care pregnancy test (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter).

Pregnancy Tests Evaluated During Early Gravidity

The predominant hormone human chorionic gonadotropin variant in urine, hCG β core fragment, has been demonstrated to cause false-negative results in qualitative point-of-care hCG devices.  More...
22 Apr 2014

Five-Minute Kit-on-a-Lid Assay Detects Asthma from Whole Blood

A team of bioengineers has developed a simple, hand-held device that enables diagnosis of asthma from a single drop of blood.  More...
21 Apr 2014

Sleep Apnea Severity Independently Predicts Glycemic Health

Sleep apnea has been linked with elevated blood sugar levels, suggesting people with the condition could be at an increased risk of cardiovascular illness and mortality.  More...
16 Apr 2014
Image: Cytology of pericardial fluid showing abundant, rectangular crystals corresponding to cholesterol crystals and inflammatory cells consisting of lymphocytes and macrophages (Photo courtesy of Dr. Mercedes Camprubí).

Pediatric Cholesterol Screening Needs to Be Universal

Approximately one out of three children screened for high cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 had borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular disease.   More...
14 Apr 2014
Image: The Coulter Electronic Counter (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter).

Blood Iron Test Predicts Fatal Outcomes

The transferrin saturation ratio is a commonly used indicator of iron deficiency and iron overload in clinical practice, but precise relationships with total and cardiovascular mortality are equivocal.    More...
14 Apr 2014

The Clinical Chemistry channel updates the reader on tests, techniques, and research in the field - from routine assays to specialized tests on blood, urine, enzymes, lipids, hormones and more.
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