Science & Practice
Image: University of Nebraska Medical Center
A meta-analysis found that traditional assays weren’t as sensitive as newer tests like rapid nucleic acid amplification tests and digital immunoassays in detecting influenza in children and adults.
Image: Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli and Jose Gomez-Marquez
Novel immunochromatographic method rapidly identifies, distinguishes without cross-reactivity dengue, Zika viruses.
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A rapid explosion in new psychoactive drugs with unidentified chemical formulas has toxicology laboratories scrambling to identify potent drug analogs in blood and urine without any available reference standards to guide them.
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Tracking and reporting test ordering patterns among internal medicine residents did little to reduce use of routine lab tests.
Dickerson, Jane and Astion, Mike