21 DecAirway granulocytes potential CF biomarker for fungal lung disease By Kirsty Oswald.

Fumigatus was significantly inversely correlated with lung function according to forced expiratory volume in 1 second . The experts, led by Dominik Hartl , explain that the clinical and useful relevance of CXCR4+ granulocytes was previously unknown. Recruitment of granulocytes to the lungs could cause pulmonary tissue immune and remodelling receptor harm, and has been from the onset of bronchiectasis in CF sufferers. Further studies will be needed to confirm the suitability of CXCR4+ granulocytes as a biomarker and/or therapeutic focus on, they conclude. MedwireNews can be an independent medical news service supplied by Springer Healthcare Limited. All rights reserved. Neither of the ongoing parties endorse or suggest any commercial products, services, or equipment..AMP proposes new, service-oriented terminology for high quality laboratory testing Proposes new, service-oriented terminology – – Laboratory Developed Procedures The Association for Molecular Pathology released a special content in the January 2014 problem of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics titled ‘Revisiting Oversight and Regulation of Molecular-Based Laboratory-Developed Testing’. The article was authored by the Laboratory Made Tests Working Group of the AMP Professional Relations Committee. ‘The article acts as a re-affirmation of AMP's continued assertion that the CLIA system, in conjunction with laboratory accreditation programs and professional certification, offers a rigorous and flexible framework for ensuring high quality laboratory testing in the United States,’ said Elaine Lyon, PhD, AMP President.