In Study, NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel Yields Strong Data and Clinical Utility

Scientists in Hong Kong recently published a clinical evaluation of the new high-throughput Luminex® NxTAG® Respiratory Pathogen Panel assay for multiplex respiratory pathogen detection by comparison with BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel (FA-RP) or singleplex real-time PCR as reference. […]

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September Is Sepsis Awareness Month

Verigene diagnostics help doctors respond quickly to life-threatening condition You may associate September with Labor Day and No. 2 pencils, but it’s also Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis occurs when a body’s response to infection triggers a massive inflammatory reaction that can rapidly become life-threatening. Sepsis is commonly caused by bacterial or viral infections, but can […]

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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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New White Paper: Molecular Testing for Gastroenteritis

Download today for real-world clinical lab results, IDSA guideline highlights, and more If gastroenteritis testing falls under your purview, don’t miss this new white paper about how molecular testing is changing the landscape of how patients are diagnosed and treated. The paper, “Molecular Tests Provide a Better Alternative to Stool Culture for GI Cases,” is […]

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California Hospital System Uses VERIGENE® System to Address Antibiotic Resistance

Rapid detection leads to informed treatment decisions Palomar Health was recently profiled by VigiLanz for its work to address the crisis of antibiotic resistance. Its platform of choice is the VERIGENE® System for rapid blood culture diagnostics. The healthcare system, based in California, operates three hospitals and several other facilities. According to the profile, “Palomar […]

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A Laboratory’s Perspective: How the University of Louisville Infectious Diseases Lab Leverages Molecular Testing

Luminex has been out on the road, talking to customers, and capturing videos to help get the word out about how our technology can help empower labs to obtain reliable, timely, and actionable answers, ultimately advancing health. Meet the University of Louisville Infectious Diseases Laboratory The University of Louisville Infectious Diseases Laboratory (U of L […]

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MLO: Scales Tip Toward Molecular Tests as Microbiology Loses Favor in Clinical Labs

Score some CEUs while you learn Many Luminex users are quite familiar with the debate about molecular versus microbiology testing, having already made the leap to our molecular assays from conventional microbiology assays such as cultures. For the latest details on this debate, don’t miss a new article in Medical Laboratory Observer from our own […]

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Webinar: Labs Switch from Stool Cultures to Molecular Testing for GI Cases

Users describe making the switch, IDSA guidelines, and lab results Gastroenteritis testing once entailed days of tedious stool cultures, but today, more labs are making the switch to molecular assays. In a new webinar from CAP Today, experts from two hospital systems described their approach to testing for gastroenteritis and infectious diarrhea, plus a detailed exploration […]

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