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Image: The QuantiTect Reverse Transcription Kit (Photo courtesy of Qiagen)

Blood Tests Predict Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

A simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator.  More...
17 Apr 2014

Testing for Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Goes NexGen

A patent pending genomic technique that rapidly sequences 12 genes associated with complement-mediated atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is now being used to diagnose this rare disorder.   More...
15 Apr 2014

Imaging and Blood Test Work Together to Optimize Evaluation of Ovarian Cancer Risk

A new US Food and Drug Administration-cleared blood test that measures the levels of five proteins and then uses a proprietary algorithm and software to calculate a single risk score has been the topic of recent research comparing the test to two imaging modalities.  More...
15 Apr 2014
Image: Molecule model of calreticulin (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Comons).

American Diagnostic Laboratory Offers Genetic Test for Calreticlin Gene Mutations

A new diagnostic test that detects mutations in the gene encoding for the protein calreticulin is expected to help physicians identify patients with certain types of myeloproliferative neoplasms, which are blood cancers that have the potential to evolve into acute leukemia.  More...
14 Apr 2014

Microarray Gene Expression Approach May Help Predict Cancer Patient Survival

A new predictive genetic tool is being developed that could help cancer patients and their physicians decide whether follow-up treatments are likely to help.  More...
14 Apr 2014
Image: Melanoma on a patient\'s skin (Photo courtesy of the [US] National Cancer Institute).

A Specific Mutation Links Some Forms of Inherited Melanoma

A mutation that inactivates the POT1 gene has been linked to the development of an inherited form of melanoma.  More...
09 Apr 2014
Image: Histopathology of small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type; the tumor cells are arranged in small nests (Photo courtesy of Dr. Dharam Ramnani).

Genetic Cause Found for Rare Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

The genetic cause of a rare type of ovarian cancer known as small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type, that most often strikes girls and young women has been revealed.  More...
09 Apr 2014

Genetic Testing channel of LabMedica brings the latest in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, and epigenetics, and methods from PCR to FISH, and more.
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