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Molecular Genetics / January 07, 2021 / by beaconlbs

Molecular Testing for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Infections

Molecular diagnostic testing panels now available to clinicians, have greatly improved patient care, treatment, and allowed enhanced antimicrobial stewardship.

Insights / December 18, 2020 / by beaconlbs

Pharmacogenetic Testing for Major Depressive Disorder

It is estimated that about 50% of the variability in patient antidepressant response is due to genetic factors.

Global Lab Testing / December 09, 2020 / by beaconlbs

COVID-19 Testing

As the virus can be transmitted prior to the onset of symptoms, it is best to diagnose patients with COVID-19 prior to symptomatic onset to reduce the spread of the virus.

Helpful Tools / November 20, 2020 / by beaconlbs

Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment

Besides acquired risk factors, an individual’s cancer risk is also dependent upon their personal and family history of cancer, in addition to race or ethnicity.

Molecular Genetics / October 29, 2020 / by beaconlbs

Genetic Terminology

There are many genetic/genomic terms and concepts that should be understood by any clinician who is ordering these tests. The purpose of this article is to provide these definitions, which are used in CPT coding, to allow for more precise testing and reimb...

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