Colon Cancer Awareness and Lynch Syndrome

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Lynch syndrome, also known as Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC), is the most common cause of inherited colon cancer. Find out more.

Norovirus: Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Laboratory Diagnostics

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Norovirus, an RNA virus, is the leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea from acute gastroenteritis across all age groups in the United States. Molecular tests are the most reliable and rapid way to detect norovirus and to differentiate it from other causes of gastroenteritis. Early use of molecular tests may limit the spread of disease, […]

Identifying Marijuana Use

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Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is a plant material obtained from cannabis sativa. It is used as medication or recreational purposes. Although the Cannabis plant contains hundreds of compounds, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC or THC) is psychoactive and produces several pharmacological effects. Hashish is the product created from the resin of marijuana flowers.  Hash oil or cannabis oil is an oleoresin extracted […]

A Dangerous Pattern: High Rates of Drug Combining to be Revealed by Quest Diagnostics at 2018 AAFP Conference

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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) conference is an annual event that explores family medicine from all angles. This year’s meeting – October 9-13 in New Orleans – will gather over 4,000 physicians from across the country to share best practices and learn from each other. Among the topics to be a major area of […]

Quest Diagnostics Collaborates with Leading Physicians in Hereditary Cancer Study

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Quest Diagnostics, Inc. is the exclusive genetic-testing partner for the BRCA Founder Outreach Study (BFOR), which offers BRCA testing to 4,000 Ashkenazi-Jewish men and women in four major metropolitan U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston.  One of the BFOR Study’s main goals is to explore new ways our healthcare system can use genetic testing […]

Cytogenetic Analysis in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): The Rediscovered Value of Metaphase Chromosome Analysis

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B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukemia in the western world, and has a highly variable clinical course, ranging from indolent to highly aggressive.

If I had only known:  Congenital CMV infection prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

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Newborn cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing is not routinely performed, and most pregnant women are not aware of congenital CMV infection prevention or potential risk in pregnancy.

Case Report of a Rare Fetal Chimera

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Congenital chimeras are rare and often come to attention due to ambiguous genitalia or a discrepancy in the sex chromosome