In Germany, Screening for COVID-19 with the ARIES® System

Clinical lab scientist describes his experience establishing a two-step diagnostic algorithm for COVID-19 Scientists in clinical labs worldwide have worked night and day in the COVID-19 pandemic to develop, validate, and implement new diagnostic tests for patients believed to be infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. While each lab’s experiences are slightly different, there are certain […]

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Riverview Health Shares How They Are Managing Antibiotic Resistance Through Improved Testing and Teamwork

Riverview Health is a full-service, CLIA certified, and CAP accredited laboratory. They provide clinical testing services for hospitalized patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and serve as a reference laboratory for doctors’ offices and extended care facilities throughout central Indiana. Diagnostic labs require accurate testing and rapid turnaround time Riverview is unique […]

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METHODS Special Issue: An Overview of xMAP® Technology

The remarkable history and latest applications of bead-based multiplexing We’re excited that Elsevier’s METHODS journal just released an entire issue dedicated to new areas of innovation related to bead-based biomarker detection. The issue demonstrates the diverse applications of the xMAP® Technology as a research tool and as the platform for clinical diagnostics. The Luminex team […]

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Reimbursement Advice for Labs Running Molecular Diagnostics

CLP Magazine article offers pro tips and a look at the current landscape If you work with molecular diagnostics, you probably also spend a good amount of time thinking about reimbursement. A new article in the March issue of CLP Magazine from Luminex’s resident reimbursement expert, Stephanie Ibbotson, offers practical advice and education about how […]

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At NHS Lothian, High-Throughput NxTAG® RPP Streamlines Respiratory Testing

Test replaced LDT, offering better ease of use and more comprehensive targets At the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Clinical Virology Department, respiratory testing can be a full-time task. As part of the NHS Lothian Laboratory Medicine, the group covers all aspects of viral testing for Edinburgh and surrounding areas, and also serves as a referral […]

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At Excelsior Diagnostics, Rapid Molecular Testing Leads to Better Patient Care

Next-day turnaround allows physicians to prescribe optimal treatment from the start Excelsior Diagnostics is all about rapid results. “We are actually saving lives by having such a fast turnaround time,” says Jack Herskowitz, Vice President of Operations at the laboratory. The company chose Luminex products — both xTAG® and NxTAG® technology and the ARIES® System […]

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German Hospital Relies on the VERIGENE® System for Rapid Bloodstream Infection Testing

Assay works directly with blood culture bottles in a streamlined workflow At Jena University Hospital, microbiologists are using rapid molecular blood culture tests with the VERIGENE® System to improve care for patients with bloodstream infections. Dr. Jürgen Rödel, associate professor of microbiology and head of bacteriology at the 1,500-bed teaching hospital, has spent more than […]

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Magnetic Avidin-Coupled Beads Can Streamline Your Multiplex Workflow

Performance comparison shows equivalent results to non-magnetic beads, with minimal variability If you use the FLEXMAP 3D® System, the Luminex® 200™ System, or the MAGPIX® System, you probably already know that we have been introducing magnetic versions of beads for those systems. Magnetic microspheres offer a big advantage by eliminating the need for a filter […]

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WHO Report Offers Global View of Antibiotic Consumption

New resource could help shed light on growing threat of antibiotic resistance It’s no secret that antibiotic resistance is a major public health threat — but what hasn’t been well known is how antibiotics are consumed around the world. A newly issued report from the World Health Organization (WHO) offers a detailed look at antibiotic […]

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MultiCode®-RTx Technology – What is it?

We get a lot of questions about what exactly our MultiCode®-RTx Technology is and how it makes our ARIES® Systems sample to answer powerhouses. In a nutshell, our MultiCode-RTx is a probe-free, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. The technology is based on the unique MultiCode base pair isoC:isoG. Our synthetic pair differs from the […]

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