New Director of Clinical Research – Yamini S. Bynagari, PhD

Machaon Diagnostics is pleased to introduce Dr. Yamini S. Bynagari, our new Director of Clinical Research. She was formerly Machaon Diagnostics’ Lead Scientist for platelet and coagulation testing since September 2015. In her new position, Dr. Bynagari will be the point-of-contact for all clinical research study related queries. Dr. Bynagari is truly an exceptional find […]

For a hematologist every day is a thrombosis day

On October 13 we celebrated a World Thrombosis Day, but for a hematologist every day is a thrombosis day.  Venous thromboembolism is a deadly condition, which kills more people than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer and car accidents combined (1) and is responsible for 60% of hospital deaths (2, 3). Luckily, venous thromboembolism is a preventable […]

Heparin Turns 100!

Did you know heparin was discovered 100 years ago by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, having extracted it from horse liver? Heparin has played a major role in medicine since that time, saving countless lives as a valuable tool within surgery and as a dominant anticoagulant for decades. Unfortunately, up to 5% of patients receiving […]

Machaon Highlights aHUS Awareness Day

aHUS awareness day is September 24th. aHUS is a rare disease that can be challenging to diagnose. This is how our medical director, Dr. Lewis, puts it: “…every time a patient walks in with anemia and thrombocytopenia, you have to think that it’s TTP or aHUS or something on that axes. If you don’t think […]

Machaon Diagnostics Teams Up With Louisiana Coagulation

Machaon Diagnostics is pleased to announce that we have entered into a strategic partnership with Louisiana Coagulation to support rapid specialized clotting and platelet testing services in the New Orleans/Baton Rouge area. Louisiana Coagulation Lab has existed for 24 years under the exceptional leadership of Dr. Gloria Coker, an internationally-recognized thought leader in the pathology of […]

Four Reasons to Order Alport Syndrome Genetic Testing

Do you order Alport Syndrome Genetic testing? Here are four reasons why you should: Leading experts in the field recommend genetic testing as the gold standard for the diagnosis of Alport Syndrome (1). Genetic testing helps to distinguish between Alport Syndrome and other diseases with similar representations, such as thin basement membrane nephropathy or familial focal segmental glomerulosclerosis […]

ASH 2015 Highlights

The annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Orlando in December was a great meeting and we enjoyed discussing bleeding and clotting with the physicians who stopped by our booth. Below are a few of the abstracts we found particularly interesting. We look forward to ASH 2016 in San Diego next year. Here is […]

Kidney Week 2015 Recap – Important Abstracts

Machaon Diagnostics was an exhibitor at Kidney Week 2015 in San Diego. We had three good days in the exhibit hall and countless good conversations both about physicians we have helped or hospitals in need of our rapid testing services. The diagnosis of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), caused by mutations in the complement immune system, […]

Video of Grand Rounds Presentation with Dr. Brad Lewis

Machaon Diagnostics is pleased to announce a new video featuring a Grand Rounds presentation with our Medical Director, Dr. Brad Lewis, discussing diagnosing TMAs, including TTP and aHUS.   This presentation was at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and was given to Pediatric Nephrologists. A timeline to the presentation: 00:24 – Introduction (Why we should care […]