Obstetrics & gynaecology

Flaw in many home pregnancy tests can return false negative results

Each year, women in the U.S. rely on some 20 million home pregnancy tests to learn potentially life-altering news. Despite marketing claims that such tests are 99 percent accurate, research at Washington University School ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 tests work, and why they're in short supply

One key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 is knowing who has it. A delay in reliable tests and COVID-19 diagnostics in the United States has painted an unreliable picture of just how many people are infected and how the ...

Medical research

Seasonal temperature impacts patient lab results

Ambient temperature influences the results of some of the most used laboratory tests, and these distortions likely affect medical decision making, such as whether to prescribe medications, researchers report December 10th ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Home-based flu tests are comparable to clinical testing

Home-based, self-administered tests for influenza are comparable in accuracy to rapid diagnostic tests in clinical settings, according to a recently published, peer-reviewed study.

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