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CDC panel recommends against using FluMist vaccine

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee recommended that...

Beckman Coulter introduces Pancreatic Amylase reagent and calibrator

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics announced a new pancreas specific amylase assay. The...

Contaminated gloves increase risks of cross-transmission of HCI’s

Research being presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides clear evidence that the...

Reference material covers entire ZIKV genome

SeraCare Life Sciences has launched the AccuPlex Zika reference material to fast-track the...

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CLMA 2016 Recap

The Clinical Laboratory Management Association’s KnowledgeLab 2016 was held for a second year in a row in sunny Orlando, FL, March 20 – March...

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Breast cancer: The body of knowledge grows

Scientists’ understanding of the genetics/genomics of breast cancer continues to grow; a revolution is underway both in terms of categorizing breast cancers and targeting...
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July Magazine Articles

The current state of diagnostics for meningitis and encephalitis

CONTINUING EDUCATION To earn CEUs, visit www.mlo-online.com under the CE Tests tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Describe the current symptoms and laboratory tests which aid in the diagnosis...

An overview of HIV and HCV viral load monitoring

Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) are the current gold standard for the determination of viral load (VL) in plasma or serum through quantitative measurement...

Clinical applications of NGS in nucleic acid testing

From bench to bedside: the reality of the lab bench The proper function of biological systems can be understood at multiple scales, ranging from the...

The role of laboratory diagnostics in patient management for Graves’ disease

Graves’ disease (GD), or diffuse toxic goiter, is the most common form of hyperthyroidism. It affects approximately 1.2 percent of the population, and roughly...

Automated analyzers add efficiency to laboratory testing

Automation, broadly defined, is the mechanization of the steps in a procedure. Through mechanization of analyses there is increased reproducibility of results. Automation allows...

Diagnostics, over-testing, and patient-centered care

Patient-centered care, a term coined in 1988, is part of the movement away from the old paternalistic medical model—“doctor knows best.” It is a...

CLIA and regulatory readiness: How can your lab always be ready?

Much has been written about laboratory regulations and the regulatory process. Why publish another article now? Changes to the healthcare environment in the United...

Getting ready for your laboratory inspection

Increasing numbers of providers rely on laboratory testing, in the words of the Mayo School of Health Sciences, “in the detection, diagnosis and treatment...

MLO June 24, 2016 LABline: FluMist not recommended, new pancreas specific amylase assay, contaminated gloves transmit HCI’s

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This medical device should make drawing blood a lot less painful.

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