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Less blood, big change in diagnostics

Less blood, big change in diagnostics

A controversial health care startup that promises to upend the diagnostics industry is opening a Pennsylvania lab and plans to set up shop in the Lehigh Valley. Theranos Inc., of Palo Alto, Calif., and Pennsylvania insurer Capital BlueCross announced last week a partnership through which Theranos will offer its screening services at CBC stores — initially at CBC's new Harrisburg-area store, and later at its location at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley in Center Valley. Theranos specializes in blood testing, but with a twist: While traditional labs normally require several test tubes of blood, Theranos has developed needle-less technology that allows it to perform the...

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