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Clear advantage of glass BCTs

When choosing between glass or plastic blood collection tubes designed to maintain the cell-free DNA population, there is an often overlooked aspect worth consideration: the effect tube…
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Cell-Free DNA BCT featured in Nature

Researchers developing advanced methods for characterizing tumors through the analysis of circulating DNA in the bloodstream used Streck Cell-Free DNA…
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Sickle cell
Quality Control

Benefits of sickle testing in athletes

Sickle cell trait (SCT) runs under the radar most of the time, yet it can be deadly serious. People who experience physically strenuous situations, su…
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Stabilization

cfRNA NGS workflow now available

Whether you’re brand new to next-generation sequencing (NGS), or haven’t had much experience with it, or are doing it in-house versus using a core…
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Testing irreplaceable body fluids

When body fluid tests are ordered, we typically think of blood, saliva and urine. Although these body fluids are commonly tested for assessing health,…
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Early detection eases sickle cell disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Novartis Adakveo® (crizanlizumab), a new medication reported to significantly reduce painful sickl…
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CDC releases 2019 AR Threats Report

More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result, according to …
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Clostridioides difficile bacterium
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Fecal transplants bugged by C. diff

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared November to be Clostridioides difficile Awareness Month. The CDC wants to reduce instances…
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Stabilization

Five common pre-analytical variables

When designing a study, there are a multitude of pre-analytical variables to consider. These range from analytical methods to sample type. Planning mu…
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Antibiotic stewardship required in hospitals

New rules have been released that require U.S. hospitals to implement antibiotic stewardship programs. The changes are aimed at reducing the number of…
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