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A new JAMA Internal Medicine study calls for the end of folate testing, finding that it is overused and that deficiency is rare in outpatient settings given that folic acid has been added to processed grains since 1998. “Although this test generates revenue for medical centers, the goal of providin...(Read More)
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Clinical and exposure history should both be taken into account when interpreting Lyme disease testing results for the purposes of diagnosis and surveillance, suggests a new study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Seven laboratories in the United States participated in the study, perform...(Read More)
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Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has limitations in determining the risk of fetal aneuploidy, according to an article published Aug. 7 in Genetics in Medicine, the journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. The test method has produced strong results in some instances. In...(Read More)
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Deciding what is valuable in healthcare—and how to identify, leverage, and deliver care—is an important topic. A recently published review in Clinica Chimica Acta drills down on the value of services provided by laboratories. “The simplest expression of a value proposition for laboratory medicine i...(Read More)
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