Tuesday, January 1, 2008 Daily Archives

Will Diagnostics Return to Its Roots?

Diagnostic tests originated at patients’ bedsides more than 3,000 years ago. However, over the past 200 years, diagnostics moved into laboratories as the tests became more complex. Now further technological advances are bringing these tests out of the laboratory and back to a near-patient environment. This change in procedure will save both lives and money. Know Faster, Act Faster Use of diagnostic tests principally falls into three categories. The first is long-term monitoring of chronic diseases (e.g., measuring glucose levels…