diagnostics
Urine Test for TB Yields Results in 12 Hours
Urine Test for TB Yields Results in 12 Hours
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2017
The new test could improve upon two current methods to diagnose tuberculosis—a skin test or culturing bacteria from saliva, both of which take days.
Medical Labs Sue US Government Over Medicare Fees
Medical Labs Sue US Government Over Medicare Fees
Kerry Grens | Dec 12, 2017
The American Clinical Laboratory Association claims that scheduled reimbursements for tests are too low and could put small companies out of business.
Foundation Medicine’s Cancer Gene Test Gains FDA and CMS Approval
Foundation Medicine’s Cancer Gene Test Gains FDA and CMS Approval
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services propose covering the test with Medicare. 
Will the Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring Revolution Ever Arrive?
Will the Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring Revolution Ever Arrive?
Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
A needle-free alternative to the finger-prick test would be a godsend for many sufferers of diabetes, but the industry has yet to clear the technological hurdles.
Art’s Diagnosticians
Art’s Diagnosticians
Abby Olena | Jun 12, 2017
Physicians peer into the subjects of artistic masterpieces, and find new perspective on their own approach to diagnosing maladies.
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Andrea Anderson | May 22, 2017
Tests so far typically screen for risky patterns that may augment traditional types of clinical data.
A Triple Threat
A Triple Threat
Ashley P. Taylor | May 22, 2017
The mosquitoes that carry Zika may be able to transmit two other viruses at the same time.
Refunds Coming to Theranos’s Arizona Customers
Refunds Coming to Theranos’s Arizona Customers
Bob Grant | Apr 20, 2017
The blood-testing startup settles a legal dispute with the Arizona attorney general’s office.
CRISPR-Based Nucleic Acid Test Debuts
CRISPR-Based Nucleic Acid Test Debuts
Diana Kwon | Apr 13, 2017
SHERLOCK combines CRISPR-Cas13a with isothermal RNA amplification to detect RNA and DNA with single-base specificity.
Rapid Blood-Type Test
Rapid Blood-Type Test
Jef Akst | Mar 16, 2017
Researchers describe a paper-based blood test that can determine a person’s blood type in just two minutes.