Long waits for COVID-19 test results reveal Canada's shortage of lab workers
Long waits for COVID-19 test results are due in part to a shortage of medical laboratory professionals in Canada, according to lab workers' associations and job vacancy data.
Inflatable lab for fast COVID-19 testing
The Huo-Yan Air Lab has been produced by the Beijing Genomics Institute in collaboration with the company Etopia, have jointly designed a mobile, inflatable P2 level biosafety laboratory.
For Medical Laboratory Tests, PIVO Enables Healthcare Practitioners to Obtain Blood Samples from Hospital Patients without a Needle Stick
Clinical laboratories know full well that patients do not like being stuck by needles. And hospital administrators know that increasing the hospital’s patient-satisfaction scores is important for Medicare hospital accreditation.
BD to launch point-of-care COVID-19 antibody test
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) yesterday announced a new point-of-care test that can detect antibodies in blood to confirm current or past exposure to COVID-19 in as little as 15 minutes.
Follow-up: Detecting cancer in the blood
Tumors release DNA into the blood even before they spread or lead to cancer. But other cell types also secrete this so-called cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in the blood. This makes it difficult to determine which cell-free DNA comes from tumors.
COPD linked to increased lung cancer risk in nonsmokers
Among people who have never smoked, the risk for lung cancer was more than twice as high among those with COPD, as compared with those without COPD, according to a Korean study.
Autoimmunity May Be Rising in the United States
Autoimmunity, a condition in which the body's immune system reacts with components of its own cells, appears to be increasing in the United States, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators.
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