Lab reimbursement is going through major changes

Watching and Waiting for Codes and Fees

Clinical laboratories will be watching and waiting in the new year for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to resolve several unsettled...
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Veracyte Secures Local Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Test Percepta

The local coverage determination (LCD) by Palmetto is one of three LCDs expected to cover 37 million Medicare beneficiaries.
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Prenatal Exome Sequencing Increases Genetic Anomaly Detection Rate

New results presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting finds whole exome sequencing enhances detection rate.
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Thermo, Samsung Join Forces to Advance Point-of-Care Dx

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Samsung Electronics will jointly design, develop, and market new point-of-care (POC) solutions in key applications, such as the detection of...
Inova offers a PGx test for newborns called MediMap™ as part of a standard package of services at Inova Women's Hospital located at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.

Case Study: Translating from Molecules to Medicine

Clinicians need to understand the implications of genetic tests quickly and in clinical context.
A new test developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis can detect virtually any virus that infects people and animals

Detecting All Infective Viruses at Once

Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis have devised a new metagenomics shotgun sequencing approach that they believe has...
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Genetic Diseases More Severe with Adverse Coding, Regulatory Variant Combos

New York Genome Center, Columbia investigators unravel why some carriers of disease genes are spared while others suffer worse effects
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Honing Prenatal Screening Tests

Prenatal screening for Down syndrome first became available for expectant mothers with the advent, in the late 1960s, of a diagnostic test employing amniocentesis...
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Researchers ID Disease-Causing Mutations in the Exome That Alter Gene Splicing

To help identify disease-causing variants in the genome, researchers developed a tool that works by producing artificial “minigenes.”
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Copy Number Alteration Tied to Mortality in a Range of Cancers

A new study suggests the percentage of a tumor's genome with copy number alteration is associated with mortality in a range of cancers
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