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Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) could change newborn screening (NBS), but it also brings important ethical, legal, and social issues. Because of this, discussion is needed about policy changes and any potential effect WGS could have on the unborn child, write Julie A. Fleischer and Christina M. Lockw...(Read More)
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Pre-analytical factors, such as blood sampling conditions, can affect test results for plasma-free metanephrine measurements to detect pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL). Reseachers recently compared the diagnostic performance of plasma-free metanephrine testing under supine and fasting vers...(Read More)
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California hospitals charge widely varying amounts for routine blood tests, according to a study recently published in BMJ Open. The study assessed charges for 10 common blood tests in 2011. “These findings demonstrate the seemingly arbitrary nature of the charge setting process, making it difficul...(Read More)
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It’s not too late to register for the October 9-10 “Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab: Best Practices and Current Applications​” conference—and if you attend, you’ll have the opportunity to hear an expert, Robert Fitzgerald, PhD, explain the business side of mass spectrometry (MS). “I am going...(Read More)
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