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Stories with subject: Diagnostic tests
  • Ex-radiology tech filed false mammogram results 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:31 pm
  • PERRY, Georgia - An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery.

  • Ex-GA radiology tech filed false mammogram results 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:26 pm
  • PERRY, Georgia - An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a middle Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a count of computer forgery.

  • DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

  • DNA, digital X-rays used to ID school remains 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:07 pm
  • TAMPA , Florida - A researcher from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that a team of forensic experts is using DNA, skeletal analysis and digital X-rays to identify the remains from a former reform school on the Panhandle.

  • J&J accepts $4B Carlyle offer for diagnostics unit 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:04 pm
  • NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business.

  • Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:43 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

  • MLB toughens drug agreement after Biogenesis 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 9:06 pm
  • NEW YORK - In the wake of the Biogenesis scandal that led to 14 suspensions last summer, Major League Baseball and its players' union announced Friday they are toughening penalties and increasing the frequency of testing in the most substantial revisions to their drug agreement in eight years.

  • Highlights of MLB Drug Agreement Changes 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:30 pm
  • -Penalties increased from 50 games to 80 games for first performance-enhancing drugs testing violation and from 100 games to 162 (with loss of all 183 days' pay) for second violation. Penalties also increased from 50 to 80 games for first criminal conviction involving PEDs and from 100 games to 162 (with loss of all 183 days' pay) for second offense.

  • A timeline of MLB's drug-testing rules 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:00 pm
  • Aug. 30, 2002 - Players and owners announce a collective bargaining agreement that includes a joint drug program for the first time since October 1985. The deal calls for a survey urine test for banned steroids in 2003 and 2004, and if more than 5 percent of tests are positive in a year, for testing with penalties to start the following year and continue until less than 2.5 percent test positive in two consecutive years combined.

  • FDA panel narrowly backs DNA colon cancer test 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers has narrowly backed an experimental blood test that uses patients' DNA to help screen for colon cancer.

  • Correction: DNA Stool Test-FDA story 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a story March 24 about colon cancer screening tests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Colosure test from LabCorp is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It has not been approved by the agency. The story also incorrectly stated that another test from Epigenomics is a stool test. It is a blood test.

  • California doctors speed up Valley fever diagnosis 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:11 pm
  • FRESNO, California - California doctors have found a way to diagnose the fungal disease Valley fever through DNA testing, allowing treatment of patients to begin almost immediately, officials said Monday.

  • Iowa women dyes scarves to raise cancer awareness 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 11:58 am
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Julia Audlehelm always thought that if she faced a life-threatening disease, she would catch a flight someplace warm, crack open a Corona and wait out her final days.

  • Kansas donor wants Supreme Court to block testing 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 1:38 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to direct a district court judge to block the state's request that the man undergo paternity testing.