Lessons from the Frontlines: How a Louisville Lab Used the ARIES® System to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The sample-to-answer platform delivered timely and accurate test results during a critical time As COVID-19 began to spread in early 2020, scientists and medical professionals across the world began quickly responding to community needs, shifting priorities to help understand and address the pandemic. At this year’s Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) annual meeting, we hosted [Read More…]

The Year in Review—How COVID-19 Transformed Our World

Reflecting on a challenging year in global health As 2021 inches closer, many of us have begun our annual reflection, reviewing the events of the past year to gain perspective, and shape the months ahead. Ordinarily, one might identify several themes that characterized the year—but in 2020, everything was filtered through the lens of the [Read More…]

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 [Read More…]

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 [Read More…]

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 [Read More…]

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 [Read More…]

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 [Read More…]

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 [Read More…]

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 [Read More…]

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 [Read More…]