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 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...
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 biomarkers are the gold standard...
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...