Clinical Lab Management News on issues related to managing clinical laboratories. CLX Health, Quest Diagnostics Partnering to Provide COVID-19 Testing for Events, Travel Individuals will be able to schedule COVID-19 testing appointments at Quest patient centers using CLX's TrustAssure Global Testing Platform. Quidel Recalls Lyra SARS-CoV-2 Test Due to Potential False Negative Results The assay is being recalled due to a significant risk of false negative results for patients with relatively high amounts of SARS‐CoV‐2 virus. 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. CIC Health, Quest Diagnostics Collaborate on COVID-19 School Testing Quest will augment CIC Health's lab network, expanding its capacity and allowing it to reach more students and summer program participants. Labcorp to Acquire Myriad Genetics' Vectra Rheumatoid Arthritis Test for $150M The deal for the blood-based proteomic test, which measures disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, is expected to close in Q3 2021. Apr 21, 2021 AMP Cautions Against Using Cycle Threshold Values for PCR SARS-CoV-2 Tests in Clinical Practice Apr 13, 2021 Labs Craft SARS-CoV-2 Variant Genotyping Assays for Screening, Surveillance Premium Apr 1, 2021 BioReference Labs Inks Deal to Provide Rapid PCR, Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing for MLB Mar 31, 2021 FDA Posts Info on Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Mutations on Test Effectiveness Mar 26, 2021 Dascena Labs, Ginkgo Bioworks Partner to Scale Pooled SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Schools Mar 16, 2021 New AMP Survey Reports Insufficient Reimbursement for Analysis, Interpretation of MDx Test Results Mar 12, 2021 FDA Warns of Potential False Positive Results With Roche Cobas Liat Rapid SARS-CoV-2, Flu Test Mar 4, 2021 C2i Genomics Acquires Sequencing Lab QNA Dx Feb 24, 2021 Walgreens to Sell Labcorp COVID-19 PCR Home Collection Kits Over-the-Counter Feb 23, 2021 AMP Survey Finds Significant Decline in Molecular Cancer Testing Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Feb 23, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Test Pooling Studies Offer Insights for Implementing, Optimizing Approaches Feb 23, 2021 Adaptive Biotechnologies, LabCorp Expand Collaboration Feb 23, 2021 Grail Signs on Quest Diagnostics to Provide Phlebotomy for Cancer Detection Test Feb 19, 2021 Thermo Fisher Scientific Sued by New Jersey Lab Over COVID-19 Testing Problems Feb 18, 2021 WHO Finds High Diagnostic Accuracy in Three Classes of MDx Technologies for TB Testing, Resistance Feb 17, 2021 Biden Administration Will Provide $1.6B to Improve COVID-19 Testing and Sequencing Feb 17, 2021 LifeLabs, Multiplex Genomics Partner on Coronavirus Testing in Canada Jan 8, 2021 FDA Issues Alert About Potential False Negative Test Results From SARS-CoV-2 Mutations Dec 20, 2020 How Will Labs Use Expanded Molecular Testing Capacities Post-COVID-19? Premium Dec 10, 2020 Enzo Biochem Sees a Path for Growth Beyond COVID Testing Premium Load More Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.