Blood Testing

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

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 Laboratory Improvement Amendments (...
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 developing...
News | September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care...
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 enzymes to...
Ticagrelor, Brillinta, is the newest antiplatelet agent on the market. Ticagrelor is a reversible nonthienopyridine P2Y12 receptor antagonist that prevents signal transduction and platelet activation.

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 | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | August 28, 2012 | Nicole Fornell, Pharm D
The standard-of-care for dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for more than a decade has been clopidogrel (Plavix) plus...
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...
Feature | May 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell
As an editor for DAIC and Imaging Technology News, I am a third-party observer in the cardiac and radiology markets. I...
News | March 23, 2012
March 23, 2012 — New findings from a research study led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a...