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Recent News Articles

September 14, 2015

A simple blood test could replace expensive and often-invasive biopsies for detecting cancer, according to research presented recently by researchers from the United Kingdom.

A blood test to establish the presence of cancerous cells would offer a quicker diagnosis at a fraction of the cost of a biopsy, said Eric Lim, consultant thoracic surgeon at Royal Brompton & Harefield National Health Service Foundation Trust.

A 2014 report showed the typical biopsy cost more than $14,000.

The UK study involved blood testing of 223 patients with known or suspected primary or secondary lung cancer. The test was accurate in almost 70 percent of the cases.

The test detects three cancer-specific gene mutations in the bloodstream. The researchers said similar gene patterns in lung and colorectal cancer would make the test useful for finding both forms of cancer.

August 31, 2015

All blood donations made in this country are required to undergo testing for certain diseases, following guidelines established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The testing is intended to prevent the spread of blood-borne diseases via transfusion. QualTex Laboratories provides the testing for samples for the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center and centers across the United States.

The FDA-recommended tests are for:

Executives from BBG, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, QualTex Laboratories and GenCure Emphasize Cooperation, Teamwork
August 21, 2015

With everything from a singing vice president to a 7-foot-3 blood drop prancing around the grounds, last week was a memorable one at BioBridge Global (BBG).

It was all part of BBG Team Week, which rolled together five days of activities that even included a major blood drive sponsored by two San Antonio television stations.

“BBG Team Week was remarkable in many ways,” said chief executive officer Linda Myers. “It was great to see people and the organization in a whole new light, and a great way for us to engage with people who do lifesaving work every day. It really was a team-building experience.”

July 8, 2015

The global market for blood culture testing is expected to grow by 71 percent from 2014-19, reaching almost $3.9 billion, according to a market research report.

Compiled by the website MarketsAndMarkets.com, the report noted that four factors will drive the dramatic growth in the business of testing blood samples:

  • High incidence of blood stream infections
  • Rising demand for rapid diagnostic tests
  • An aging population
  • The rising prevalence of infectious diseases

Of the end users included in the report, which ranged from hospitals to research centers, the report identified reference labs like QualTex Laboratories as the segment expected to show the highest compound annual growth rate.

June 25, 2015
We are just getting into the heart of summer: a time to slide on our flip-flops and enjoy all that nature has to offer, including blue sky, fresh air and ... mosquitoes.
 
The recent rain in the area has led the Metropolitan Health District to warn San Antonio residents to watch out for these pesky parasites. Standing water, as the result of saturated ground and frequent rain, is providing a perfect environment for mosquitoes to thrive.
 
And mosquitoes can be carriers for a range of viruses and diseases, including malaria, chikungunya and West Nile.
 

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