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Image: The Candida Auris diagnostic test has received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation (Photo courtesy of T2 Biosystems)

Direct-From-Blood Molecular Diagnostic Test Detects Candida Auris in Just 3-5 Hours

A direct-from-blood molecular diagnostic test can detect Candida auris (C. auris) directly from blood in just 3-5 hours, eliminating the need to wait for several days for a positive blood culture. More...
21 Jul 2023
Image: The new LIAISON Legionella Urinary Ag assay is performed on the LIAISON CLIA analyzers (Photo courtesy of DiaSorin)

New Urinary Antigen Immunodiagnostic Assay Enables High-Throughput Qualitative Detection of Legionnaires' Disease

A new assay improves the diagnosis of atypical pneumonia by providing precise identification of Legionnaires' Disease (LD), a severe form of atypical Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). More...
18 Jul 2023
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Image: The Vivalytic MRSA/MSSA Rapid Test provides a quick diagnosis of methicillin resistance at the point of care (Photo courtesy of Randox)

Rapid Bacterial Infection Test Differentiates Between MRSA and MSSA in 53 Minutes

A rapid test provides differentiation between Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) in 53 minutes at the point of care. More...
18 Jul 2023
Image: FebriDx uses a fingerstick blood sample to differentiate bacterial from viral infections (Photo courtesy of Lumos)

10-Minute POC Test Detects and Differentiates Bacterial from Viral Respiratory Infection

A quick fingerstick blood test capable of distinguishing between viral and bacterial acute respiratory infections within 10 minutes can help doctors apply antibiotics where they're truly needed, thereby combating antibiotic resistance. More...
05 Jul 2023
Image: The Q-POC rapid multiplex PCR testing system delivers results in 30 minutes at POC (Photo courtesy of QuantuMDx)

Cutting-Edge Device Diagnoses Tuberculosis in `Missing Millions`

A new diagnostic device utilizing chip-based technology and dielectrophoresis has shown a potential to enhance TB detection and patient care in high-risk, underprivileged regions. More...
23 Jun 2023
Image: Guidance UTI is the only UTI test that leverages Pooled Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (Photo courtesy of Pathnostics)

Advanced UTI Testing Solution Reduces Health Care Costs, Utilization and Antibiotic Resistance

An innovative testing solution helps doctors in selecting the most effective treatment plan for patients suffering from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), expediting the right treatment, and reducing related hospital visits and admissions. More...
21 Jun 2023
Image: C. auris carries a high mortality rate, killing more than 1 in 3 people with infections (Photo courtesy of Freepik)

Study Finds Need for Better Tests to Identify Candida Auris Susceptibility

Determining the appropriate antifungal treatment for a C. auris infection is a critical decision in clinical practice and relies on susceptibility testing. Now, a new study has revealed that commercially available antifungal tests exhibit poor performance for many treatments. More...
19 Jun 2023
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