Blood Testing

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

News | December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012 — Acute chest pain is one of the most common reasons people seek emergency care, and time is a...

Feature | November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), in collaboration with several other professional...

CoaguChek XS Plus System Point of Care Testing Blood Testing
Technology | October 08, 2012

October 8, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Clinical...

Type 2 Diabetis Mellulitis Blood Testing Cardiac Diagnostics
News | October 05, 2012

October 5, 2012 — LipoScience Inc., a highly innovative diagnostic company that is advancing patient care by...

News | September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use...

News | August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012 — Copeptin predicts prognosis in patients with heart failure, according to research presented at the...

Verifynow platelet testing clopidogrel nonresponders
Feature | August 28, 2012 | Nicole Fornell, Pharm D

A major issue with clopidogrel is that one-third of patients are nonresponders because they lack the...

Ticagrelor is the newest agent on the market. It has a different chemical structure than clopidogrel, so it has no cross sensitivity with other drugs in the class. It has a rapid absorption, faster onset than clopidogrel and is more potent.

Feature | August 28, 2012 | Nicole Fornell, Pharm D

The standard-of-care for dual antiplatelet therapy (...

Technology | August 09, 2012

August 9, 2012 — CardioDx Inc. announced that Palmetto GBA, a national contractor that administers Medicare benefits...

Technology | July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012 — Transgenomic Inc. has announced that National Government Services, the designated Medicare fiscal...

News | July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012 — LipoScience Inc., an in vitro diagnostic company developing clinical diagnostic tests using nuclear...

News | July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of...

Alere's INRatio PT/INR monitoring system with test strip inserted.

Feature | July 12, 2012 | Marianne Pop, Pharm.D., BCPS

Anticoagulants, primarily warfarin, are used to prevent thrombosis and thromboembolism in patients with atrial...

Technology | June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012 — Critical Diagnostics, a U.S.-based biomarker company focused on cardiovascular diseases, and Health...

News | May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care...

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