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Thursday, January 3, 2019

In The News

Changes are afoot in the regulation of diagnostics. The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a septet of federal guidance documents that seek improvements to the device review and approval process, spur innovation of device technologies, provide final guidance on the agency’s Breakthrough Device Program, and offer new design considerations…
Many patients with suspected venous thromboembolism (VTE) don’t actually have the disease. New clinical practice guidelines recommend D-dimer tests as a useful strategy to rule out VTE and avoid unnecessary diagnostic testing in patients at low pre-test probability (PTP). However, the test should not be used as a standalone test…

CLN Connect

At Mayo Clinic, the lab, emergency department used data to bridge the gap in their perceptions about emergency department-related tests to improve testing practices and procedures for the benefit of patient care.

Inside AACC

The January special issue of Clinical Chemistry’s explores men’s health from many perspectives—gender, anatomy, nationality, cultural practices and more.

Practice Management

World View

At a time when limited resources in Europe are leading to underdiagnosis of hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and HIV, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is recommending an integrated EU member nation strategy that scales up testing protocols in primary care, hospital, and other settings,…