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Point of care testing

Diagnostics Biochemistry and molecular biology

Cancer Trap

| Luke Turner

New synthetic scaffolds that sit under the skin and attract cancer cells could provide the earliest indication of metastasis

Outside the Lab Regulation and standards

A Distant Dream

| Rohit Jain

How can we develop laboratory standards and regulations in India to close the gap between the services we offer and the services our patients need?

Diagnostics Liquid biopsy

A Mouthwatering Malaria Test

| Luke Turner

A new funding boost looks set to facilitate the deployment of the world’s first saliva-based rapid diagnostic test for malaria

Outside the Lab Profession

Quick Hits

| Luke Turner

From a urine test to a coloring book, we explore the latest in pathology and laboratory medicine with these bitesized news stories

Outside the Lab Point of care testing

Putting a Finger on Substance Abuse

| Michael Schubert

Fingerprint drug screening is fast, easy, and noninvasive – offering dignity to patients and easing the testing burden on overloaded laboratories

Diagnostics Analytical science

A Golden Ratio for Gut Disorders

| Luke Turner

A new, noninvasive test for assessing gut function could diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using only a small blood and stool sample.

Outside the Lab Point of care testing

To POCT or Not to POCT?

| Michael Schubert

Many previously laboratory-based tests now have rapid and reliable POCT alternatives – and primary care providers should be encouraged to use them.

Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

Gonorrhea: A Rising Resistance

| Suneeta Soni, Tariq Sadiq

With the increasing emergence of multidrug-resistant gonorrhoea strains, we interview two experts to discover how we can combat the issue

Diagnostics Microbiology and immunology

Out With the Old

| Luke Turner

Existing tests for rapid diagnosis of TB are costly and insufficient – but second-generation assays with improved sensitivity could be the answer

Diagnostics Liquid biopsy

A Diagnostic to Drool Over?

| Luke Turner

The use of saliva as a diagnostic fluid seems an attractive option – especially now that research reveals circulating tumor DNA in the fluid

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