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Initially thought to have a role limited to digesting complex carbohydrates and synthesizing vitamins and nutrients, the gut microbiome now is understood to be a structural and functional part of the body. Analysis of this microbiome one day could play an important role in clinical practice, but many hurdles need…
With rapid advancements in technology, and the sudden global pandemic, experts believe that point-of-care testing will significantly increase in the next coming months and years with near-patient testing playing a vital role in quick and efficient treatment.

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Bench Matters

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, laboratory professionals are quickly adjusting to unplanned changes. Labs are implementing plans to curtail test menus, deal with fluctuations in workforce availability, and ramp up their communications with staff.

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Regulatory Roundup

Diagnostic manufacturers around the world are seeing a flood of authorizations for SARS-CoV-2 tests. While an inability to test widely hamstrung the U.S.’s initial response to COVID-19, FDA loosened up regulations to quickly authorize a number of tests, and other regulatory agencies outside the U.S. have followed similar strategies.

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