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Stories with subject: Diagnostic tests
  • Hassan says state will expand Pease well blood testing 
    Updated: May-26-16 3:06 pm

    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will expand blood testing for people who were exposed to dangerous chemicals at the former Pease Air Force Base.

  • Doping lab stands quiet as Russia swept by scandals 
    Updated: May-24-16 2:36 pm

    MOSCOW - Even as Russia is swept by one doping scandal after another, the national anti-doping laboratory stands almost idle.

  • Prince estate claimants object to undergoing genetic testing 
    Updated: May-24-16 12:31 pm

    CHASKA, Minnesota - Two people claiming to be heirs of Prince's estate are objecting to having to take blood and genetic tests to prove their relationship to the musician.

  • The Latest: Clinic in Joan Rivers case reacts to settlement 
    Updated: May-12-16 8:43 pm

    NEW YORK - The Latest on the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Joan Rivers' family against a medical clinic (all times local):

  • Medical malpractice lawsuit in Joan Rivers' death settled story has photos
    Updated: May-12-16 8:40 pm

    NEW YORK - The family of comedian Joan Rivers, who died days after undergoing a routine endoscopy at a New York City clinic, has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against the facility, the family's attorneys said Thursday.

  • Vermont to offer more blood testing for chemical exposure 
    Updated: May-11-16 3:28 pm

    BENNINGTON, Vermont - The Vermont Health Department is offering more blood test clinics for Bennington residents who have been exposed to a potentially cancer causing chemical in their drinking water.

  • Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer's decline story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 2:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer's disease - and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments.

  • Urine test could simplify Zika virus detection story has photos
    Updated: May-10-16 1:51 pm

    NEW YORK - A urine-based test for Zika virus infection has shown to be more effective than the common blood-based one for many patients, a development that could make testing for the infection easier.

  • Hilo center to resume mammograms after suspension 
    Updated: May-10-16 9:17 am

    HILO, Hawaii - A Hilo center that provides mammography services is on track to resume operations after its services were decertified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • Correction: Vermont Legislature story 
    Updated: May-07-16 10:38 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - In a story May 5 about in the Vermont Legislature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a forestry-related bill gave landowners some protection from neighbors' nuisance lawsuits when they do logging on their land. That provision was pulled from the bill before passage.

  • Judge in Prince's estate case authorizes DNA testing 
    Updated: May-06-16 4:53 pm

    CHASKA, Minnesota - The judge overseeing the Prince estate case has authorized genetic testing on a sample of his blood in case it's necessary to determine who's entitled to shares of the estate.

  • Lawmakers vote to allow coverage of 3-D mammograms 
    Updated: May-04-16 10:47 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers have passed legislation that attempts to encourage 3-D breast screening.

  • Lowcountry AIDS Services: More HIV-positive cases in 2015 
    Updated: May-01-16 12:34 pm

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Officials with Lowcountry AIDS Services say they administered 39 HIV-positive tests last year, which was nearly twice as many as the group administered in 2014.

  • Drug-detecting spit test bill passes House, despite science 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 9:29 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House passed a bill calling for a saliva test to be used to check drivers for the presence of marijuana and other drugs - after a state-retained lab warned the test could not be used to measure impairment behind the wheel, documents show.