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Key development for liquid biopsy research

A recent publication from the BloodPAC group seeks to standardize pre-analytical variables for liquid biopsies. Titled “Minimum Technical Data Elements for Liquid Biopsy Data Submitte…
Quality Control

Understanding diabetes A1c tests

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people worldwide with diabetes rose from 108 million in 1980 (4.7% of the adult popula…
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Stabilization

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 w…
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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
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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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Quality Control

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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sickle cell anemia illustration
News/Events

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
Molecular

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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