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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The Faces of Luminex: Stephen Angeloni, Field Applications

Maybe you’ve come up with a great new idea for a multiplex assay, but you need some assistance optimizing the reagents. Or perhaps you just want some training in assay design to streamline internal development. When it comes to helping customers make the most of their xMAP® Technology, Stephen Angeloni is there. As a Maryland-based […]

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