Continuing Education Tests

Now you can either (1) print the CE Test and mail it with your payment to NIU, or (2) simply click on the URL to NIU to take the test and pay online.

MLO and Northern Illinois University (NIU) co-sponsor at least 12 CEUs yearly. The CE cover articles and accompanying CE tests remain online until the indicated deadline has passed. Completed test and $20 fees go directly to NIU, and scores of 70% and higher qualify for indicated contact hour(s) of P.A.C.E. credit(s). Allow six weeks to receive P.A.C.E. certificate(s).

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January 2017
Article 1: The role of next generation rapid diagnostics in combating hais and mdros
Deadline: July 31, 2018.
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December 2016
Article 1: Rediscovering urine chemistry and understanding its limitations
Article 2: Urinalysis: are we done spinning yet
Deadline: June 30, 2018.
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November 2016
Article 1: Best practices for influenza testing methodologies and implementation
Article 2: Rapid point of care assays for influenza testing
Deadline: May 31, 2018.
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October 2016
Article 1: Perfecting the art and science of transfusion safety
Deadline: April 30, 2018.
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September 2016
Article 1: Sepsis and the hematology laboratory
Deadline: March 31, 2018
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August 2016
Article 1: Diabetes: The current state of affairs from a population management view
Deadline: February 28, 2018
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July 2016
Article 1: The current state of diagnostics for meningitis and encephalitis
Deadline: January 31, 2018
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June 2016
Article 1: Proficiency testing program providers respond to client concerns
Deadline: December 31, 2017
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May 2016
Article 1: Automation advances microbiology to operational excellence
Deadline: November 30, 2017
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April 2016
Article 1: Diagnosing androgen deficiency adult men
Deadline: October 31, 2017
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March 2016
Article 1: Predictors of severe sepsis among patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia
Deadline: September 30, 2017
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February 2016
Article 1: Understanding the CDC’s updated HIV test protocol
Deadline: August 31, 2017
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January 2016
Article 1: Unmet clinical needs in cervical cancer screening
Deadline: July 31, 2017
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December 2015
Article 1: Mycoplasma genitalium: the need for testing and emerging diagnostic options
Deadline: June 30, 2017
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November 2015
Article 1: The clinical and economic value of flexible  diagnostic panels for respiratory pathogen testing
Article 2: Influenza symptoms and the role of laboratory diagnostics
Deadline: May 31, 2017
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October 2015
Article 1: Breast cancer prognostic markers: an overview of a changing menu
Deadline: April 30, 2017
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September 2015
Article 1: Automated Blood Culture Testing: a retrospective study indicates a three-day incubation period is sufficient.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
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August 2015
Article 1: IQCP: a new option for Quality Control
Deadline: February 28, 2017
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July 2015
Article 1: The molecular menu: evaluating approaches to tumor profiling
Deadline: January 31, 2017
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June 2015
Article 1: HPLC: It’s Continuing Role in Diabetes Monitoring and Glycated Hemoglobin in the Diabetic Patient
Deadline: December 31, 2016
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May 2015
Article 1: Prenatal screening with microarray technology
Deadline: November 30, 2016
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April 2015
Article 1: What should lab directors consider when evaluating LIS options?
Deadline: October 31, 2016
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March 2015
Article 1: Laboratory preparedness: Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases
Deadline: September 30, 2016
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February 2015
Article 1: The LEAN lab: automation, workflow, and efficiency
Deadline: August 31, 2016
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January 2015
Article 1: Predictability of urinalysis parameters in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection:a case study
Deadline: July 31, 2016
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December 2014
Article 1: Challenges in hematology diagnostics
Deadline: Jun 30, 2016
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November 2014
Article 1: Molecular diagnostics in the clinical lab
Deadline: May 31, 2016
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October 2014
Article 1: The impact of blood group antigen discrepancies on todays blood banks
Article 2: Automation in the blood bank: things to think about
Article 3: Technology and trends in blood utilization: the time for change is here
Deadline: April 30, 2016
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September 2014
Article 1: The global challenge of bacterial pneumonia
Article 2: Meeting the laboratory’s diagnostic needs for respiratory tract infections
Article 3: Influenza: two promising new approaches
Deadline: March 31, 2016
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August 2014
Article 1: Current considerations of hiv and hcv testing and the risks of vertical transmission during pregnancy
Article 2: Analyzer interpreted pregnancy tests the significance of borderline hcg levels in urine specimens
Deadline: February 29, 2016
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July 2014
Article 1: Detection of human viral pathogens conventional versus molecular approaches
Deadline: January 31, 2016
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