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December 22, 2009 – A new study is the first to specifically identify the year immediately around a woman’s final menstrual period as the time of most adverse changes in the lipid profile in women...

November 18, 2009 – Three platelet function tests identified patients who will have blood cells that remain sticky, increasing heart attack risk, despite being pretreated with two anti-clotting...

November 17, 2009 – Scientists have created a one-step, point-of-care diagnostic test based on a silicon chip that uses a smaller blood sample, is significantly faster, portable and easier to use...

November 17, 2009 – A new genetic test to detect familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the FAMILION DCM Test, was introduced this week at the 2009 American Heart Association (AHA) meeting in...

September 18, 2009 – Patients’ response to anti-platelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and its impact on clinical outcomes will be covered in a TCT 2009 breakfast...

August, 13, 2009 – Atherotech Inc. this week added two new cardiometabolic tests – the PLAC Test for identification of increased heart attack and stroke risk, and the Cystatin C test as an early,...

July 22, 2009 – Roche Diagnostics today introduced the Roche Cardiac 200, a comprehensive testing solution for rapid cardiac diagnostic needs in point-of-care testing environments.

May 10, 2009 - Biosite and the FDA notified healthcare professionals of the Class 1 recall of the Biosite brand Triage Cardiac Panel, a test is used by as an aid in the diagnosis of a heart attack...

April 9, 2009 - According to research presented last week at ACC, patients with the CYP2C19*2 genotype had more ischemic events in the one year following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

March 20, 2009 - BRAHMS AG of Hennigsdorf, Germany and Annapolis, MD, recently submitted a 510(k) file to the FDA to market its patented BRAHMS MR-proANP Kryptor Test used to find biomarkers for...

February 19, 2009 - Molecular diagnostic company TrimGen Corp. has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its eQ-PCR LC Warfarin Genotyping kit, an assay used to aid identification of patients...

August 28, 2008 - Just ahead of the expected release of clinical practice guidelines on Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) by the influential National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE),...

August 1, 2008 - Osmetech said this week at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2008 Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C., that following receipt of its 510(k)...

July 22, 2008 - Osmetech today said it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its eSensor Warfarin Sensitivity Test to be used as an aid in the identification of patients at risk for increased...

July 22, 2008 - CyGene Laboratories Inc. this week is introducing StrokeScan, a genetic screening test aimed at identifying high risk individuals who have a family history of stroke,...