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50 American cities most at risk of Zika virus

A recent poll revealed that Americans don't know much about the Zika virus. Of the few who have some...

HHS awards $5 million to Puerto Rico to fight ZIKV

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $5 million in...

14 people fatally overdose on 'painkiller' in California

Fourteen people in the Sacramento, California, area have fatally overdosed on a pill disguised as a popular...

4th Annual USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

This mission of the USA Science & Engineering Festival Our is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation's youth 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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IQCP: a Five-Month Implementation Timetable

EDITOR'S NOTE: In addition to the August MLO Continuing Education story on “IQCP: a new option for Quality Control,” we are pleased to present...

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


MLO April 29, 2016 newsletter: ZIKV emergency use authorization, ZIKV-proof Oylmpic uniforms, magnetic nanoparticles trace cancer

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May Magazine Articles

Automation advances microbiology to operational excellence

CONTINUING EDUCATION To earn CEUs, visit www.mlo-online.com under the CE Tests tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Describe the trends in healthcare which have led to the changes that...

Transforming the practice of pathology with digital technology

Over the past three decades, the practice of pathology has evolved tremendously. In the 80s and 90s, viewing microscopic images was limited to looking...

Anatomic pathology meets analytics

What is anatomic pathology’s (AP) role in value-based healthcare? How can AP groups best position themselves for what’s to come? How can pathologists define...

The laboratory of the future moves outside the walls

The clinical laboratory world has undergone significant changes in technology, personnel training, and regulatory mandates over the past several decades that have had an...

Looming regulations and FDA oversight mean an uncertain reimbursement climate in...

Laboratories continue to face numerous and unrelenting challenges driven by government and regulatory forces that leave many wondering how or if to move forward....

PAMA and bundled payments force labs to feel a reimbursement shift

Laboratories are beginning to feel the effects of healthcare’s shift from fee-for-service (FFS) to value-based reimbursement systems. New payment models are focused on patient...

Cost-effectiveness considerations with molecular diagnostics in oncology

It is an unfortunate reality that costs and expected benefits of any medical process, including diagnostics, need to be considered in determining the appropriateness...

Increasing lab excellence with three principles of peak performance

Health systems are undergoing a major transformation. They are being evaluated and inspected to ensure they’re running at peak performance. Weak links are being...