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PSA screening recommendations for prostate cancer have changed over time as the limitations of this test have become available. The hunt is still on for biomarkers that discern better than PSA which men really need biopsies, to avoid the complications and imperfections associated with these invasive procedures.

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Bench Matters


A novel test that detects from one sample six bacteria, seven viruses, and one yeast commonly associated with CNS infections offers the possibility of identifying these organisms rapidly and accurately so that treatments can be started promptly. To reap the full benefits from this test, however, labs need to develop…

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Focus on Mass Spectrometry


Industry Playbook


Mini Review


Given the complicated nature of thyroid function testing in pregnancy, laboratories should implement reflex testing algorithms that incorporate appropriate tests, methods, and reference intervals to guide screening of high-risk patients.

Regulatory Roundup


The Sample


A team of researchers analyzed large data sets of viral DNA and RNA along with networks of human genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and with regulation of amyloid beta, a key protein involved in Alzheimer’s pathology, and found human herpesvirus-6A and human herpesvirus-7 associated with changes in the expression of…