Blood Testing

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

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...

troponin blood test, heart disease risk, heart attack, British Heart Foundation, BHF
News | Blood Testing | January 04, 2017

January 4, 2017 — A high-sensitivity ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Frost & Sullivan, biomarkers, cardiac disease diagnosis, analysis
News | Blood Testing | January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016 — Even though brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)/pro-BNP and troponin...

Feature | Genetic Testing | December 22, 2015 | Kevin P. Greene, M.D.

Statins are lifesaving medications — they have been shown to greatly reduce heart attack and other related events by...

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