Blood Testing

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for blood testing including platelet function monitors.

PTS Diagnostics, FDA 510k clearance, extended HDL range, lipid panel test strips
News | Blood Testing | April 05, 2017
April 5, 2017 — PTS Diagnostics announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an expanded top...
highly sensitive troponin testing
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017 — A blood test for a protein called high-sensitivity troponin T, which is released into the bloodstream...
heart attack evaluation, blood test, HEART Score, ER, emergency room, Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes study
News | Blood Testing | March 01, 2017
March 1, 2017 — Up to 40 percent of emergency room (ER) patients with chest pain can safely go home in a little under 2...
troponin blood test, heart disease risk, heart attack, British Heart Foundation, BHF
News | Blood Testing | January 04, 2017
January 4, 2017 — A high-sensitivity blood test could be used to predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack...

The Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer delivers fast, reliable prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) testing for point-of-care monitoring and management of oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist. It is the latest INR testing system to enter the market in late 2016. Read the article “Siemens Receives FDA Clearance of Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer.”
 

 

Feature | Point of Care Testing | December 30, 2016 | Ravi Chawat
Point of care testing devices are gaining widespread approval for prompt medical diagnoses, especially in cardiology...
INRatio, Alere, Abbott, I and R testing, INR testing
Feature | Point of Care Testing | December 07, 2016
December 7, 2016 — Abbott has filed a complaint to terminate its proposed acquisition of Alere based on the substantial...
Siemens, FDA clearance, Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer, point-of-care testing
Technology | Point of Care Testing | November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016 — Siemens Healthineers announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for a hand-...
Prevencio, clinical and multi-protein test panel, obstructive coronary artery disease, data presentation, European Society of Cardiology, ESC Congress
News | Blood Testing | September 08, 2016
September 8, 2016 — Prevencio Inc. announced that data on its new clinical and multi-protein panel to diagnose...

MRI brain scan of a 26-day-old neonate with Zika virus. It shows septation in the ventricle at the arrow. See more Zika radiology images at http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/radiol.2016161584.

 

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016 — As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug...
Mayo Clinic, blood test, heart attack risk, plasma ceramides
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016 — Mayo Clinic has launched a new type of blood test that will be used to predict adverse cardiovascular...
TAILOR-PCI study, antiplatelet medication, genotype, NHLBI grant
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016 — Researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto, and at Mayo Clinic are leading the Tailored...
Alere, INRatio PT/INR Monitor, voluntary recall, FDA
News | Blood Testing | July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 — Following a collaborative process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Alere Inc. will be...
News | Blood Testing | March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016 — Critical Diagnostics announced that it entered into a license agreement for the exclusive worldwide...
Abbott, Alere, acquisition, point of care diagnostics
News | Point of Care Testing | February 03, 2016
February 3, 2016 — Abbott and Alere Inc. announced a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire Alere. Under the terms...
Profusa, integrated biosensors, long-term continuous monitoring
News | Patient Monitors | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — Biointegrated sensors for long-term, continuous tracking of body chemistry may make health and...