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Troponin Blood Test Cleared for Heart Attacks Detection by FDA

September 25, 2019


The high-sensitivity test may prove to be significantly beneficial for at-risk females, who generally have lower troponin levels than men.

There Might Be Too Much Emphasis on Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Screening

February 15, 2017


Hepatitis C screening based only on risk factors could miss infected people.

Peers Find People with Undiagnosed HIV Better Than Professionals

December 13, 2016


Getting tested for HIV can be accompanied with the feeling of judgement. So if healthcare officials want to encourage testing, they might want to rely on peer-referral.

An Early Blood Test for Arthritis

November 02, 2016


Researchers from the UK say they have developed a blood test that can detect osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis long before painful symptoms become noticeable.

Guideline-Based Screening May Miss Up to Half of Diabetic and Prediabetic Patients

July 15, 2016


A retrospective analysis of diabetes and prediabetes diagnoses found that screening guidelines from the United States Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) would have detected less than half of all cases that were discovered.

Shifting the Diagnostic Paradigm: A Novel Diagnostic Approach for Evaluating Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

July 14, 2016


It's time to redirect the initial evaluation of low- to intermediate-risk patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of CAD back to the primary care and internal medicine setting.

New Test Diagnoses Hepatitis C in One Step

June 08, 2016


A new test created by researchers at the University of California has cut the number of hepatitis C (HCV) diagnosis testing steps in half – meaning going from two steps to one.

Lipid Screening Underutilized in Adults on Antipsychotics

June 07, 2016


Research suggests that lipid screening appears to remain particularly underutilized in adults taking antipsychotic medications, despite improvements in recent years in the use of diabetes screening in this patient population.

Rapid Diagnostic Test for Ulcerative Colitis Developed

May 19, 2016


Researchers have developed a fast, simple, and minimally invasive screening test for ulcerative colitis that uses infrared technology.