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An End to the PSA Debate?

A new study shows that in comparison with nonscreening, a single test detects more low-risk cancers but doesn’t improve prostate cancer related-mortality.

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Who’s on 5th Gen Troponin Now?

So far, only one (Australian) respondent says they’ve adopted 5th generation troponin. The benefit is that they can now rule out AMI with greater confidence. They use 14 ng/L as the 99th percentile and a delta troponin of +/- 30% to identify significant changes in troponin, which is based on local studies of their ED population.

IN THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED LABORATORY MEDICINE

Transplant Virus Detection

Researchers have developed a multiplex viral sequencing assay to simultaneously detect 20 transplant-relevant DNA viruses from small clinical samples.

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