New Handheld Imaging Device Can Diagnose Melanoma in Physicians’ Offices, Potentially Reducing the Volume of Skin Biopsies Referred to Pathology Labs

This diagnostic instrument would be preferred by patients and physicians alike because it is noninvasive and provides immediate results Dermapathologists will be interested to learn about a new handheld, point-of-care (POC) device that images melanoma tumors and enables the in vivo diagnosis of melanoma. Because this diagnostic technology is noninvasive and provides immediate results, it is likely to be preferred by patients and doctors alike and could thus substantially reduce the volume of...

Needle-Free Hematology and Clinical Laboratory Blood Tests May Be Coming Soon to a Point-of-Care Setting Near You!

Researchers say they can see, identify, and count blood cells in vivo, with a system that could eventually move some routine high-volume tests out of centralized medical labs It would be disruptive to many medical laboratories if routine hematology testing—particularly the traditional complete blood count (CBC)—were to move out of the central clinical laboratory and become a real-time, non-invasive point-of-care test (POCT) that provides the same information that is similar to the traditional...

Aptamer-Based Blood Protein Detection Technology May Soon Be Used By Medical Laboratories in Tests for Cancer, Diabetes, and Other Diseases

Researchers believe that clinical laboratory assays that use aptamers would have multiple advantages when compared to diagnostic tests utilizing anti-bodies New diagnostic technology has been developed that has the potential to accurately detect such diseases as cancer and diabetes, even when the patient is pre-symptomatic. Not only would medical laboratory tests using this technology be low cost and portable, but some experts think that diagnostic assays using this technology could make it...
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