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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The lower-than-expected 2018 Medicare prices for lab tests released under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act last week could reshape the lab industry, as some labs would be hit harder than others by the drop in prices, some in the industry fear.

Smaller labs without diversified business models, lab industry insiders said, may see the biggest impact.

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Jun
26
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will outline a study that combined genome-wide and classical molecular approaches to demonstrate that translation strongly affects mRNA stability in a codon-dependent manner, ultimately influencing mRNA and protein levels in higher organisms.

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
24
Sponsored by
Hologic

This webinar will share the results of comparisons of commercially available nucleic acid amplification tests for use in routine screening of pregnant women for Group B Streptococcus (GBS).

Jul
25
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss the evolution of fetal aneuploidy screening and the most recent evidence around the implementation of prenatal cell-free DNA testing in clinical practice.