Molecular Diagnostic Platforms


State of Laboratory Technology 2019 - Vol. 8 No. 10 - Page #40

The flourishing field of molecular diagnostics enjoys a deep marketplace for automation platforms and testing selection. With clinical validity and utility remaining key to widespread implementation, the ongoing collaboration between clinical providers and laboratorians in determining both the appropriateness of molecular testing and, perhaps more important, the interpretation of the results of that testing, is essential to the promise of personalized medicine. As technological advances in molecular diagnostics continue with the exciting utilization of next generation sequencing (NGS) and digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) platforms, clinical laboratories will benefit from rapid translation of established and emerging molecular tests. 


An encouraging number of facilities of all sizes currently employ some type of molecular diagnostics instrumentation.


Cepheid and BioFire Diagnostics stand out in this busy market with numerous options.

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