AACC Study Validates AACC Recommendation Against Using Ct Values for SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests The study analyzed test results from more than 6,000 patients and found that using cycle threshold value cutoffs decreased sensitivity significantly. AACC Discourages Use of Cycle Threshold Values for SARS-CoV-2 Test Results AACC's recommendation follows similar advice from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Association for Molecular Pathology advising against using CT values. University of Chicago Program Aims to Improve Knowledge Transfer for PGx Testing Premium The program uses an informatics system that converts genotype results to "traffic lights" telling clinicians whether a drug is acceptable for a certain patient. Liquid Biopsy Uncovers Drug Resistance Mechanisms in GI Cancer Missed by Tissue Biopsy Premium The researchers believe that combining liquid and tissue biopsy can improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for cancer patients with acquired drug resistance mutations. AACC Drug Testing Guidelines Take Steps Toward Reducing Excessive Drug Panel Testing The guidelines are the first to attempt to specify which drugs are appropriate to test for routinely, guideline authors say. Aug 1, 2016 Theranos Offers First Glimpse of Technologies, Assay Data to Critical Lab Community Jul 31, 2015 At AACC, Clinical Labs Air Concerns Regarding FDA's Draft LDT Guidance Jul 29, 2015 Johns Hopkins Researchers Develop Handheld Chlamydia Test Using Microfluidics, Smartphone Premium Jul 29, 2015 Sequencing-Based Gene Panels Help Diagnose, Guide Treatment, AACC Presenters Say Jul 28, 2015 At AACC, Researcher Discusses Variants of Unknown Significance Found Through NGS Panel Test Jul 27, 2015 Cepheid Introduces True Point-of-Care Molecular Platform at AACC Analyst Event Premium Aug 6, 2014 Industry to Seek Details from FDA on Risk Classification, Implementation of LDT Regulatory Framework Premium Jul 31, 2014 Seegene Submits First MDx to FDA with More Highly Multiplexed Test to Follow in 2015 Premium Jul 18, 2012 Life Tech to Follow Navigenics Buy With More Acquisitions as it Builds MDx Portfolio Jul 16, 2012 At AACC, NHGRI's Green Lays out Vision for Genomic Medicine Jul 22, 2011 New Products: Jul 22, 2011 Premium Jul 21, 2011 Seegene Adds Multiplex HRM Tech to Stable of MDx Assay Chemistries Premium Mar 12, 2010 NCI-CPTC, AACC Agreement Aims to Advance Proteomics in Clinical Labs Premium Mar 5, 2010 AACC Teams with NCI on Proteomics Outreach Nov 13, 2009 AACC Meeting Focuses on FDA Approval Process, Strategies to Bring Proteomics Dxs to Market Premium Nov 6, 2009 AACC Grants Proteomics Permanent Status, Signaling Growing Value within Clinical Chemistry Premium Apr 3, 2009 International Research Team Publishes qPCR Guidelines Breaking News New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Qiagen, Thermo Fisher, Bionano Genomics, BillionToOne, More People in the News at Illumina Ventures, Element Biosciences, Epigenomics, Exagen, More Genomic Approaches Boost Rare Disease Diagnoses in Middle Eastern Patient Population GeneDx to Raise $150M in Public and Direct Stock Offerings In Brief This Week: T2 Biosystems, Novacyt, OpGen, Dante Genomics, Nautilus Biotechnology, More The Scan Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups. Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder. MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus. Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.