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Superbug reaches the U.S.

For the first time, researchers have found a person in the U.S. carrying a bacteria resistant to Colistin, the...

How to stop superbugs from killing 10 million people a year

Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to...

NIH funds biobank to support PMI Cohort Program

As part of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), the National Institutes of Health will award...

Implant for opioid addiction wins FDA approval

The FDA approved an implantable version of buprenorphine (Probuphine) to treat opioid dependence in...

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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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clinical laboratory reference 2015-2016

Search tests, equipment, products, and services with company cross references, tables of critical limits, reference intervals and more....

June Magazine Articles

Proficiency testing program providers respond to client concerns

CONTINUING EDUCATION To earn CEUs, visit www.mlo-online.com under the CE Tests tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Discuss CLIA’s role in the assurance of quality testing in laboratories. 2. Identify...

The laboratory’s role in combating sepsis

Physicians, clinicians, and laboratory professionals agree that there is no silver bullet for detecting sepsis, a potentially life-threatening, costly, and complex condition. They also...

Applications of nucleic acid testing in diagnosis and therapy

Nucleic acid testing or nucleic acid amplification testing, often abbreviated as NAT or NAAT, is a technique that involves amplification and detection of genetic...

Laboratory Information Systems: Industry experts look ahead

The future of the lab is not inside the LIS...it is outside. Performing a laboratory test is now a commodity, a place where high...

Phenotypic analysis of bacterial virulence using electric cell-substrate impedance sensing

The clinical microbiology laboratory is a fundamental element of patient care.1 Typically, clinical material is obtained by a healthcare professional and presented to the...

An update on Vitamin D testing: What is right for your...

Interest in vitamin D testing has grown exponentially during recent years. Scholarly publications have linked vitamin D to a range of issues related to...

Perils, pitfalls, and promise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing

It was not difficult to foresee the appearance of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing as a logical or perhaps even inescapable outcome of the Human...

ACLA represents the interests of the clinical lab in an...

Julie Khani Executive Vice President, American Clinical Laboratory Association Professional: I joined ACLA as a senior vice president in July 2013,...

TV spot advertising DTC lab testing may be just the...

Madison, Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences has begun to air a television commercial urging viewers to speak to their doctors about its direct-to-consumer Cologuard assay, a...

The Observatory

Infectious Diseases Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease. Deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014,...

June 2016 Product Focus – Immunodiagnostics

Special protein analysis Binding Site’s Optilite enhances efficiency by (1) boosting productivity with consistently reliable performance; (2) minimizing reagent usage through optimized assay protocols; and...

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MLO May 27, 2016 newsletter: Superbug reaches the U.S., how to stop superbugs, NIH funds biobank

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MLO will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

We wish everyone a safe holiday and hope that you'll have the time to remember those that have served our country.

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MLO May 26, 2016 LABline: Obamacare helping millions, commercial heart screening tests, Luminex to purchase Nanosphere

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