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New CDC Recommended Guidelines for Pain Management

New CDC Recommended Guidelines for Pain Management

According to the CDC, the amount of opioids prescribed and sold in the United States has quadrupled since 1999. In response to this opioid crisis, the CDC has proposed new guidelines regarding pain management and its prescribing practices, including the use of...

Saliva: The New Go-To For Assay Testing

Saliva: The New Go-To For Assay Testing

While saliva-based assay testing isn't new to the lab industry, the recent Covid-19 pandemic has led to a push in making its use more widespread. With an influx in patients requiring a quick, reliable, and readily available testing option, saliva provides a more...

Flu vs Covid-19 vs RSV

Flu vs Covid-19 vs RSV

Winter brings us into the heart of cold and flu season. Respiratory infections are most common this time of year. A respiratory infection is an infection of any part of the respiratory tract, including the lungs, airways, sinuses, and throat. Respiratory infections...

Genesis Reference Laboratories Featured on OrlandoVoyager

Genesis Reference Laboratories Featured on OrlandoVoyager

Genesis is proud to announce the company's recent feature article on OrlandoVoyager, a local media source dedicated to promoting content and businesses that 'authentically represent the communities they serve.' The article introduces Genesis to OrlandoVoyager readers...

What You Need To Know About Omicron

What You Need To Know About Omicron

Omicron variant, also known as Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529, is the most recent strain of the Covid-19 virus to appear worldwide. The World Health Organization designated Omicron a variant of concern on 11/26/2021. As of 12/20/2021, Omicron had been found in most US...

Remnant Specimen Testing

Remnant Specimen Testing

Have you ever thought about what happens to leftover lab specimens that aren’t used during testing? There is a name for the biofluids that are left over after lab tests are run: remnant specimens. The FDA defines remnant specimens as “the remnant of a human specimen...

The 411 on Breast Cancer

The 411 on Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the 2nd most common type of cancer affecting American women; only skin cancer is more prevalent. It is also the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in American women, second only to lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8...