Progentec Diagnostics Inc. launched a novel blood test to determine the likelihood that a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (commonly known as both SLE and lupus) will experience an immunologic disease flare during the coming 12 weeks.

South San Francisco-based Freenome closed on an oversubscribed $270 million Series C financing, with the round led by new investor Bain Capital Life Sciences and existing investor Perceptive Advisors.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that a new blood test may be helpful for detecting Alzheimer’s disease as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment.

Many studies assessing the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests had major shortcomings, a review concluded, offering further evidence the blood tests are of little use for people seeking to know with certainty if they have been infected.

Recent updates include the U.S. FDA posting a list of antibody tests that are being withdrawn voluntarily by the test’s commercial manufacturer.

Britain is in talks with Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG to buy an accurate COVID-19 antibody test, following the lead of the European Union and United States, which had already given preliminary approval to the tests.

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Thrive Earlier Detection released data from the DETECT-A study evaluating the company’s blood test to screen for multiple types of cancers. The study was run by Johns Hopkins University and Geisinger Health, testing more than 10,000 women with no previous history of cancer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first blood test that looks for the antibodies against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

A federal judge dismissed some of the criminal charges Elizabeth Holmes is facing.

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, potentially developed a blood test for brain cancer using high-throughput attenuated total reflection (ATR)-Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy with machine learning.