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BakoDx Begins Testing Novel Coronavirus Samples

2020-04-06T16:55:48-04:00

ATLANTA — Bako Diagnostics has expanded its molecular test portfolio to meet the U.S. need for the novel coronavirus testing, with results completed in 24 hours. The BakoDx SARS-CoV-2 RNA (COVID-19) test meets Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and will be offered under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization. The diagnostic laboratory, based in Alpharetta, Ga., began molecular testing for COVID-19 on April 6. BakoDx is able to perform more than 2,000 tests per day, with plans to increase that capacity. “Our development team has been working diligently to make COVID-19 testing more widely available [...]

BakoDx Begins Testing Novel Coronavirus Samples2020-04-06T16:55:48-04:00

The Importance of Testing for Onychodystrophy

2019-12-02T10:14:39-05:00

Dr. Tracey Vlahovic discusses the importance of sending nail specimens for laboratory testing. To download your copy of the nail specimen collection guide, click here. Download Your Optimal Nail Specimen Guide Now! OUR PATHOLOGY SERVICES | PHYSICIAN RESOURCES | INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS | ORDER LAB SUPPLIES | FIND AN ACCOUNT MANAGER

The Importance of Testing for Onychodystrophy2019-12-02T10:14:39-05:00

DNA-based Onychomycosis Detection Correlates Better to Histopathology than does Fungal Culture

2020-09-16T13:35:20-04:00

Onychomycosis is a prevalent disease of the nail. Traditional methods for diagnosis include direct microscopy with potassium hydroxide (KOH microscopy) and fungal culture. OUR PATHOLOGY SERVICES | PHYSICIAN RESOURCES | INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS | ORDER LAB SUPPLIES | FIND AN ACCOUNT MANAGER Traditional methods for diagnosis include direct microscopy with potassium hydroxide (KOH microscopy) and fungal culture. Other techniques using histochemical staining have higher sensitivity, but cannot identify genus or species of the infecting agent. PCR assays are sensitive, specific, and capable of genus and species level identification. We describe a real-time PCR assay for 15 different fungi that [...]

DNA-based Onychomycosis Detection Correlates Better to Histopathology than does Fungal Culture2020-09-16T13:35:20-04:00

APMAPAC honors Bako Diagnostics with Champion of 2019 Award

2019-07-22T09:31:26-04:00

BakoDx has served the podiatric medical community for the past 10 years and has shown a deep dedication and passion for the profession. It is an honor, privilege, and pleasure for the APMAPAC Board to recognize BakoDx as its first APMAPAC Champion of 2019. OUR PATHOLOGY SERVICES | PHYSICIAN RESOURCES | INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS | ORDER LAB SUPPLIES | FIND AN ACCOUNT MANAGER

APMAPAC honors Bako Diagnostics with Champion of 2019 Award2019-07-22T09:31:26-04:00

Bako Diagnostics Announces Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, Joins Podiatric Medical Advisory Board

2019-07-18T14:09:44-04:00

ATLANTA — Bako Diagnostics is pleased to announce that Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, has joined its Podiatric Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Vlahovic is a Clinical Professor and J. Stanley and Pearl Landau Faculty Fellow at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) in Philadelphia. She is also a member of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). The Bako Diagnostics Podiatric Medical Advisory Board is made up of a group of talented leaders, who support the podiatric medical and surgical community through education, innovation and research. “Dr. Vlahovic’s experience, knowledge and expertise [...]

Bako Diagnostics Announces Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, Joins Podiatric Medical Advisory Board2019-07-18T14:09:44-04:00

BakoDx Announces Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, DPM, as Clinical Consultant

2019-02-08T11:01:39-05:00

Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari ATLANTA — Feb. 7, 2019 — BakoDx is pleased to welcome Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari to its Clinical Consultant Team. Dr. Khavari is a board certified, surgically-trained foot and ankle specialist focusing on pediatric and diabetic foot care, sports injuries, as well as acute and chronic conditions of the foot and ankle. She is a physician-owner of Carrollton Foot Center in Carrollton, Texas. Dr. Khavari completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas. She then attended Barry University School of Podiatric medicine in Miami, Fla. At Michigan [...]

BakoDx Announces Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, DPM, as Clinical Consultant2019-02-08T11:01:39-05:00

BakoDx continues all five national health plan provider relationship in 2019

2019-02-07T16:46:12-05:00

ATLANTA — Jan. 24, 2019 — Bako Diagnostics continues its strong in-network laboratory status with all five national health plans into 2019. Members covered will continue to have access to Bako Diagnostics’ routine and patented testing, including anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, proprietary DNA testing, microbiology and neuropathy-related test offerings. “While national payors continuously monitor their laboratory network needs, Bako Diagnostics is proud of our continued contractual relationships with all five national health plans,” said Diana Brandon, Vice President, Strategic Development and Payor Relations at Bako Diagnostics. Bako Diagnostics’ in-network services are available to more than 250 million covered lives, including [...]

BakoDx continues all five national health plan provider relationship in 20192019-02-07T16:46:12-05:00

Bako Diagnostics is Honored to Support the Podiatric Medical Community

2019-02-07T16:48:10-05:00

ATLANTA — Jan. 4, 2019 — In 2018, Bako Diagnostics (BakoDx) continued a long tradition of supporting the podiatric medical community. These efforts and commitments will continue in 2019. To view events for 2019, please click here. Watch this video recap of where BakoDx was present in 2018.

Bako Diagnostics is Honored to Support the Podiatric Medical Community2019-02-07T16:48:10-05:00

Bako Diagnostics and StrataDx Announce a Strategic Relationship. The Parent Company of Bako Diagnostics, the Leading U.S. Podiatry-focused Pathology Laboratory, has Acquired StrataDx, a Leading Laboratory Focused on Dermatopathology and Oral Pathology

2018-10-11T18:41:57-04:00

ATLANTA/BOSTON—October 10, 2018— Bako Diagnostics and StrataDx announce a strategic relationship. The parent company of Bako Diagnostics has acquired StrataDx, a leading U.S. dermatopathology and oral pathology laboratory, serving physicians across the U.S. While maintaining separate clinical laboratories, the common ownership allows the companies to operate more efficiently and bring their respective core services to broader markets, while continuing to serve their customers independently. “We are pleased to join with Bako Diagnostics in this strategic relationship,” stated Lisa Cohen, MD, CEO of StrataDx. “We will continue to provide our customers with the same high quality dermatopathology, oral pathology, surgical pathology [...]

Bako Diagnostics and StrataDx Announce a Strategic Relationship. The Parent Company of Bako Diagnostics, the Leading U.S. Podiatry-focused Pathology Laboratory, has Acquired StrataDx, a Leading Laboratory Focused on Dermatopathology and Oral Pathology2018-10-11T18:41:57-04:00
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