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Revolutionary Glucose Monitoring System Receives CE Marking

A revolutionary new glucose sensing technology, which eliminates the need for routine finger pricks, has received Conformité Européenne marking.  More...
30 Sep 2014
Image: The Quantose IR test is a laboratory-developed test (LDT) that measures the concentration of four metabolites: alpha-hydroxybutyrate (AHB), linoleoyglycerophosphocholine (L-GPC), oleic acid, and insulin (Photo courtesy of Metabolon, Inc.).

Advanced Diabetes Diagnostic Tests Now Available in Europe

A pair of advanced diagnostic tests that help identify individual with type II diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions are now available for use by hospital and clinical laboratories in Europe.  More...
29 Sep 2014
DiagCor Bioscience
Image: The NephroCheck Test System aids in assessing risk of acute kidney injury using the Astute140 Meter (Photo courtesy of Astute Medical).

Urine Test Assesses Risk of Developing Acute Kidney Injury

A first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if certain critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk of developing moderate to severe acute kidney injury has been approved for marketing.   More...
25 Sep 2014
Image: Troponin T binds to tropomyosin and helps position it on actin, and with the rest of the troponin complex modulates contraction of striated muscle. In patients with stable coronary artery disease, troponin T concentrations have been found to be significantly associated with the incidence of cardiovascular death and heart failure (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Elevated Blood Sugar a Cardiovascular Disease Risk Not Linked to Cholesterol Levels

Individuals with prediabetes and diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction that can be predicted by elevated levels of troponin T.  More...
22 Sep 2014

Micropump Developed for Lab-On-A-Chip Disease Diagnosis

A reliable, inexpensive, programmable pump is a crucial feature for lab-on-a-chip devices that could make the diagnosis of many global life-threatening diseases easy and affordable.  More...
18 Sep 2014
Life Technologies

Novel Method Developed for More Effective Noninvasive Prostate Cancer Screening

Comparing healthy volunteers and prostate cancer patients, researchers have successfully shown that their new method, which builds on the use of SERS spectroscopy of silver nanoparticles mixed with blood samples, could reveal cases of cancer.  More...
17 Sep 2014

Specific Blood Test Diagnoses Early Onset Kidney Failure

A new and dedicated reagent for the measurement of cystatin C on a portable centrifuge-method clinical chemistry analyzer has been released.  More...
16 Sep 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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