Bracing for Flu Season in a Pandemic World

How clinical laboratories can prepare as COVID-19 meets influenza It’s officially autumn in the United States, which means pumpkin picking, college football, and, of course, the start of flu season. This annual occurrence is always a challenge for clinical laboratories, but this year, circulation of the influenza virus coincides with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, creating a […]

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Multiplexing Provides Richer Information for Veterinary Testing

Cornell scientists use Luminex® technology to skip long ELISAs and advance diagnostic test interpretation At Cornell University’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), scientists provide high-quality testing for a variety of animals while developing valuable new veterinary tests. Dr. Bettina Wagner, a veterinarian and immunology expert serving as the AHDC’s Director of Serology, has built several […]

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5 Ways Luminex Can Support Your Antimicrobial Stewardship Efforts

Rapid diagnostic molecular assays can have a tremendously positive impact on patient care, but only if they are quickly implemented and results are utilized by clinical stakeholders. This is most apparent with the introduction of rapid blood culture tests. The VERIGENE® Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Blood Culture Tests are critical, frontline tools that are used by […]

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Luminex’s Flexible SARS-CoV-2 Assays Enable Both High-Throughput and Emergency Testing

Federal funding and FDA Emergency Use Authorization streamlined development and commercialization of these new assays. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe, people everywhere have raced to respond. The Luminex team has been working around the clock on much-needed molecular diagnostic assays for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, two of which recently received Emergency Use Authorization […]

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This Year’s Flu Vaccine – Why is it Different, and Why Does it Matter?

It’s getting close to to that time of year again, and you’re probably wondering how not to get sick with the flu, aren’t you? While Luminex can help your physician diagnose you once you get sick, wouldn’t you rather avoid the flu altogether? How do you avoid getting the flu? For most people, the easiest […]

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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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At ASM Microbe, Attention on Reimbursement and Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Luminex workshop offered a look at flexible molecular testing for GI cases We’re finally recovering from the whirlwind that is ASM Microbe, the annual mega-conference of the American Society for Microbiology. This year, the event took place in sunny San Francisco, bringing thousands of microbial experts together to discuss the latest advances and challenges in […]

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Advances in Molecular Diagnostics in the Spotlight at AMP 2016

Testing solutions for respiratory pathogens, Pharmacogenetics, and more The annual meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) is incredibly impressive. Not only does it represent cutting-edge clinical science, but it has also grown rapidly as it cemented its reputation as one of the best conferences in this space. We still remember when AMP drew […]

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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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AMP 2016: Results from Verigene RP Flex Test and the ARIES System

Users share data at Luminex workshop We had a great time at the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2016 Annual Meeting in November, and wanted to thank all of the attendees who came to our workshop to learn more about the sample to answer tools and flexible assays we offer. If you missed the event, […]

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