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Traumatic Brain Injury Testing

BeaconLBS April 6, 2021

The direct and indirect costs of medical diagnosis and treatment, in combination with lost productivity for mild TBI, may be greater than $60 billion annually.

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Fraud in Toxicology Labs

Fraud in Toxicology Labs
BeaconLBS February 17, 2021

Toxicology testing for controlled substances is especially prone to fraud and abuse, given it can be a major source of income.

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Thyroid Disease Testing

Thyroid Disease Testing
BeaconLBS February 4, 2021

Thyroid disease is estimated to affect 20 million people in the United States, with up to 60% being undiagnosed.

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COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing
BeaconLBS December 9, 2020

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.

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Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment

Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment
BeaconLBS November 20, 2020

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.

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Genetic Terminology

Genetic Terminology
BeaconLBS October 29, 2020

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 reimbursement.

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Cardiac Biomarkers

Cardiac Biomarkers
BeaconLBS October 15, 2020

It is vital, as new discoveries are made in cardiac biomarkers, that well-designed studies that provide clinical validity and utility are published.

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Meet Our Clinical Advisors

Meet Our Clinical Advisors Dorothy Adcock
BeaconLBS August 31, 2020

We are proud to introduce Dr. Dorothy Adcock, an important member of the BeaconLBS Clinical Advisory Team. Dr. Adcock is an eminent specialist in the field of pathology who collaborates with our clinical team in the development of clinical policies.

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