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Hematology Analyzers Contribute to Differentiating Febrile Illnesses

Distinguishing Dengue virus infection from other febrile thrombocytopenic illnesses such as leptospirosis or enteric fever is important but difficult, due to the unavailability of reliable diagnostic tests.  More...
25 Nov 2015

Wide-Range, Automated Dabigatran Assay Launched

A new assay kit for dabigatran measurement in blood plasma provides automation, higher specificity, and broader working range.  More...
18 Nov 2015
Image: Blood film from a patient with idiopathic cytopenia of undetermined significance, showing abnormal cells (Photo courtesy of University of California, San Diego Health Sciences).

Cancer-Associated Mutations Found in Patients with Unexplained Cytopenias

Patients with unexplained low blood counts and abnormally mutated cells who do not fit the diagnostic criteria for recognized blood cancers should be described as having clonal cytopenias of undetermined significance.  More...
17 Nov 2015

Easy Test for Sickle Cell Disease Developed

A simple, inexpensive, and quick technique has been developed for the diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease that can be used in regions where advanced medical technology and training are scarce.  More...
16 Nov 2015
Image: Researchers of a new study of 97,000 pancreatic cancer patients recommend that upon diagnosis all patients should take the CA 19-9 blood test to enable better, more personalized treatment decisions (Photo courtesy of Mayo Clinic).

Simple Blood Test Recommended for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A new and largest-of-its-kind study has found that few pancreatic cancer patients undergo a key tumor-marker blood test and concluded that all PC patients should at diagnosis take this widely available test, which was found to be especially important for early-stage patients.  More...
11 Nov 2015

Surface Marker Allows New Diagnostic Approaches for Sarcoidosis

A new strategy has been developed to determine monocyte subsets involved in diseases that could help facilitate the diagnosis of sarcoidosis and may improve respective patient management.  More...
08 Nov 2015

Miniaturized Device Monitors Blood Metabolites in ICU

A miniaturized microfluidic device could allow healthcare workers to monitor key metabolites in real time in intensive care units.  More...
03 Nov 2015

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