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Women more likely to die within 30-days from SAB

Clinicians around the world have long suspected that bacteraemia due to Staphylococcus aureus has a worse outcome in...

FDA reconsiders gay blood ban

The FDA, under pressure from Democrats in Congress, started official reconsideration of its policy limiting blood donations from...

More E. coli cases prompt General Mills flour recall expansion

General Mills announced another expansion of its flour recall. The move was prompted by an announcement from...

New QC software for labs running NGS assays

SeraCare Life Sciences announced that the company's precision medicine business unit has launched a groundbreaking new...

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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...
clinical laboratory reference 2016-2017

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

August Magazine Articles

Diabetes: The current state of affairs from a population management view

CONTINUING EDUCATION To earn CEUs, visit under the CE Tests tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. List factors that are important in controlling the at-risk management of diabetes. 2....

The continuing case for point-of-care testing for HbA1c

There is an ongoing conflict between traditional clinical laboratories and the relative new kid on the block, point-of-care testing (POCT). Of course, the laboratory...

An update on gestational diabetes mellitus

At first glance, screening pregnant women for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) seems like it should be straightforward. After all, the screening tests are designed...

Next-generation sequencing and the future of IVF

Medical laboratories play a vital role in helping patients achieve success with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Recent advances...

Individualized risk prediction in Barrett’s esophagus

Barrett’s esophagus (BE), which is a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), is an increasing healthcare challenge in the United States, but new tools are...

External and internal QC for blood gases

Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) in the clinical lab have changed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has embraced a...

Resolving QC failures

Most medical technologists and technicians, responsible for outputting test results as quickly and reliably as possible, hate it when their smooth flow of work...

The role of calibration verification/linearity in the POCT market

“Is calibration verification/linearity required on my POCT system—or not?” If you are one of the many who have purchased an instrument for point-of-care testing (POCT),...

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