Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has opened a new anatomic pathology and histology (APH) laboratory in Los Angeles. Dedicated to APH laboratory testing solutions, the new lab is a Center of Excellence. Through the expansion of the laboratory, new capabilities are estimated to be added, including digital pathology enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI), multiplex immunohistochemistry (IHC), and other advanced technologies.
ARUP Laboratories has begun testing for monkeypox as part of its in-house testing program. Monkeypox virus (including orthopoxvirus) by PCR is a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test designed to detect the DNA of orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox.
Fulgent Genetics, Inc. confirmed that the newly-emerging Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be successfully detected using the Company's RT-PCR test. Furthermore, Fulgent believes that its Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) tests for COVID-19 can accurately identify the variant.
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