Covid tests: I trusted my PCR results

People share their stories of having negative PCR tests after positive lateral flow results. Source link

Covid: Lateral flow tests more accurate than first thought, study finds

Since they were introduced in secondary schools in England in March, NHS Test and Trace figures show 103,409 LFT tests have come back positive, 79,000 were matched with a confirmatory PCR and 69,500 of those were confirmed positive (and 7,647 came back negative). Source link

U.S. Spends $1 Billion to Make More Home COVID Tests Available

Oct. 6, 2021 — Finding an at-home COVID-19 test has been mission impossible for many lately, but that search will soon get easier, thanks to the FDA authorization Monday of a new at-home test and today’s announcement that the federal government will spend another $1 billion to speed up production of these tests. … Continue reading U.S. Spends $1 Billion to Make More Home COVID Tests Available

New Tests for Prostate, Colon Cancer Show Promise

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A pair of experimental tests could help doctors detect colon or prostate cancer with just a sample of blood or saliva. One test examines a person’s blood for four biomarkers linked to inflammation. In a small study, it outperformed the fecal blood test… Continue reading New Tests for Prostate, Colon Cancer Show Promise

Why It’s Hard to Diagnose Crohn’s: Mimic Diseases and Tests

At 9, Natalie Rosenthal started having terrible stomach pains, fatigue, and diarrhea. She had dark circles under her eyes. She stopped growing taller or gaining weight. “I had spasms whenever I ate anything,” says Rosenthal, now an adult. “The pediatrician at first told my mom that I had a nervous stomach.” Meds to calm muscle spasms… Continue reading Why It’s Hard to Diagnose Crohn’s: Mimic Diseases and Tests

NHS stops some blood tests due to vial shortages

Doctors across the country are being asked to delay tests due to a nationwide shortage of blood test tubes. Source link

Covid: Antibody tests offered to public for first time

The UK-wide scheme for adults who test positive for coronavirus will launch next week. Source link

Cost of NHS Covid tests for UK arrivals reduced

Sajid Javid reduces the cost of NHS travel tests ahead of a review into the pricing of all test providers. Source link

Long Covid: Early findings bring hope for diagnostic tests

Scientists say early research findings could lead to a diagnostic test for those with long-term symptoms. Source link

5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A leading medical group is offering testing guidelines for children with autistic behaviors. The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health emphasized that certain measurements to test for exposure to chemicals are not helpful to guide treatment. The council pointed out that just… Continue reading 5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism