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Gravity Diagnostics Tests Over 100 COVID-19 Samples in First Four Days

By Gravity Diagnostics / March 20, 2020 /

  Gravity Diagnostics, a private clinical diagnostics laboratory located in Northern Kentucky, who has already been conducting a wide menu of testing for respiratory infections began testing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on Monday, March 16th, 2020. On February 28, 2020, the FDA released its emergency use guidance to allow high-complexity testing for CLIA certified laboratories in…

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Northern Kentucky CLIA Laboratory Gravity Diagnostics Stepping Up to Test for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Gravity Diagnostics / March 6, 2020 /

  As of March 5, 2020, the number of deaths in the United States attributed to COVID-19 is 14 with 200 confirmed cases in 19 different states. COVID-19 has been mandated as a serious public threat health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to an article released by Reuters on March…

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National Depression Education & Awareness Month

By Allison / February 2, 2020 /

October was National Depression Education & Awareness Month! According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 16.2 million adults in the U.S. suffer from major depressive disorder. As a result, suicide is the third major cause of death for those aged 15 to 24 and is continuing to rise. Depression is defined as: “A…

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Do most of your patients use insurance when coming to your practice?

By Allison / January 22, 2020 /

Do most of your patients use insurance when coming to your practice? If so, here are a few key policies to note as providers and office staff: Anthem Will NOT cover a drug confirmation without a drug screen WILL cover a drug screen and drug confirmation (in addition to non-detected prescribed medications, and medications that…

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September was National Recovery Month and 2019 was the 30th anniversary of this celebration

By Allison / January 15, 2020 /

Did you know: September is National Recovery Month! 2019 is the 30th anniversary of this celebration. Gravity Diagnostics proudly partners with many addiction treatment practices. National Recovery Month celebrates those 23 million Americans who are recovering from addiction, as well as those who are struggling to seek treatment. Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental…

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Gravity Newsletter – Have you ever heard of Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Testing?

By Allison / January 3, 2020 /

Have you ever heard of Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Testing? A PGx test is used by a physician as a dosing guidance tool to help treat patients who are prescribed certain medications. Gravity Diagnostics offers PGx testing through a simple swab of the cheek—the following panels provide data for genes that code for over 130 medications: Mental…

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Gravity Newsletter – The prevalence and importance of STI tests

By Allison / December 14, 2019 /

Have you ever been curious about the prevalence and importance of STIs? Gravity Diagnostics offers STI Testing through urine or e-genital swab for the following STIs: Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 Chlamydia Trachomatis Gardnerella Vaginalis Ureaplasma Urealyticum Mycoplasma Genitalium: Trichomonas Vaginalis Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Chlamydia Trachomatis Gravity’s STI requisition form indicates the best patient population…

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What exactly is addiction?

By Allison / December 7, 2019 /

In 2011, addiction was referred to as a brain disorder1, whereas in 2019, addiction is referred to as a medical disease of the brain2. Although many research studies have been conducted since 2011, the definition of addiction has remained consistent. Both studies acknowledge that addiction is not limited to drugs or alcohol, but can be…

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Gravity Newsletter – STI Testing

By Allison / December 4, 2019 /

Did you know: Those who have Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are at a higher risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Addiction recovery centers and substance abuse treatment centers present great opportunities to offer counseling for STIs. Those who have SUDs are at a higher risk for contracting an STI due to the behaviors associated with…

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Gravity Newsletter – DL Isomer Testing Explained

By Allison / November 26, 2019 /

Did you know???? D/L Isomer testing is extremely important when it comes to medication management. Isomers are molecules that have the same molecular formula, but are arranged differently in space. For example, your hands can be seen as isomers. Your right and left hands both have the same type and amount of fingers, but your…

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