Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

LabCorp Completes and Publishes a Clinical Study

Published: Thursday, August 09, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Publication of a clinical study for the development and validation of a PCR assay for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis.

Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) has announced the publication in the July 2012 Journal of Clinical Microbiology of a clinical study that supports validation of a new clinical diagnostic test for bacterial vaginosis.

These studies were completed under IRB approval in collaboration with the Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and the article was co-authored by physicians and scientists from both organizations.

During the study, quantitative PCR assays were developed for 4 organisms reported previously to be useful positive indicators for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and a single organism that had been implicated as a negative indicator for BV.

A total of 402 women were enrolled in the study between April and October 2011.

The new test, which is called Bacterial Vaginosis, is currently available as part of the NuSwabsm series of tests.

In 2011, LabCorp introduced NuSwab as a single collection device that improves the convenience and efficacy of sample collection for clinically validated test profiles for targeted women’s health clinical conditions.

The tests are configured to be cost-effective for payers and patients, while providing high quality results to guide diagnosis & treatment.

“Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition, but physicians have limited tools to diagnose it properly,” said Dr. Mark Brecher, LabCorp’s Chief Medical Officer. “This test will help physicians diagnose BV with more specificity and provide better care. Patients are seeing demonstrable benefits from the NuSwab tests, and we will continue to enhance our NuSwab offerings to support better patient care.”

This enhancement to LabCorp’s test menu is an adjunct to its broad women’s health test options, including tests that focus on both screening and diagnosis of disease.

In addition to its women’s health services, LabCorp offers a comprehensive menu of individual tests and test combinations to address specific patient needs.

Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,100+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

LabCorp to Offer Fully Automated Real-Time HIV Test from Roche Diagnostics
LabCorp enters a supply agreement to offer FDA approved COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 Test from Roche Diagnostics.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
LabCorp® Licenses Gene Methylation Technology for Prostate Cancer from Veridex
LabCorp enters into agreement with Veridex to commercialize nucleic acid testing technology for detecting the presence of a key tissue marker in prostate cancer.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Scientific News
Point of Care Diagnostics - A Cautious Revolution
Advances in molecular biology, coupled with the miniaturization and improved sensitivity of assays and devices in general, have enabled a new wave of point-of-care (POC) or “bedside” diagnostics.
Transgenomic, Precipio Diagnostics Merger
Merger will creates a robust diagnostic platform focused on improving accuracy of cancer diagnoses.
3D-Printing in Science: Conference Co-Staged with LABVOLUTION
LABVOLUTION 2017 will have an added highlight of a simultaneous conference, "3D-Printing in Science".
Analysing 10,000 Cells Simultaneously
New techniquethat traps 10,000 cells on a single chip has potential for cancer screening for individuals.
$1M NIH Grant to Refine PCR Based Cancer Test
Researchers at Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda, recieve a four-year, $1 million grant to hone technology for a quick, in-the-field diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma — a cancer frequently related to HIV infections.
Genetic Tug of War Before Cells Decide Fate
Researchers report that as developing blood cells are triggered by genetic signals firing on and off, a 'tug of war' occurs.
Linkage Biosciences Awarded NHS Contract
Comapny announces that it has been awarded a four-year contract by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in the UK for implementation of the LinkSeq™ Real-Time PCR HLA typing product.
Understanding Tumor Evolution
Study provides insight into tumor evolution; may point to improved diagnosis and treatment.
Frankfurter Fraud: Finding Out What’s In Your Hot Dog
Scientists have developed a technique to test the meat content of Frankfurters.
How Cloud Connectivity Can Combat the Reproducibility Crisis
This infographic explains the reproducibility crisis, and how cloud connectivity can help overcome this problem.
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,100+ scientific videos