Continuing Education Tests

To complete a specific CE Test, click on the corresponding link to take the test and pay online.

MLO and Northern Illinois University (NIU) co-sponsor at least 12 CEUs yearly. The CE articles and accompanying CE tests remain online until the indicated deadline has passed. Scores of 70% and higher qualify for indicated contact hour(s) of P.A.C.E. credit(s). P.A.C.E. certificate(s) are awarded through the online test system upon completion.

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July 2024

Article: The history of antimicrobial resistance and the important role diagnostics plays to combat it

Deadline: July 1, 2025

Contact Hours: 1.0

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June 2024

Article: For rare pediatric diseases, genome sequencing can increase diagnostic yield

Deadline: June 1, 2025

Contact Hours: 1.0

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May 2024

Article: Navigating the new normal for A1c analysis: Interpreting recently released clinical guidelines in the lab

Deadline: May 1, 2025

Contact Hours: 1.0

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April 2024

Article: Realizing the Potential of Digital Pathology

Deadline: April 1, 2025

Contact Hours: 1.0

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March 2024

Article: Artificial intelligence in healthcare…Friend or foe?

Deadline: March 1, 2025

Contact Hours: 1.0

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February 2024

Article: The changing respiratory testing landscape: Why the value of flexibility is key

Deadline: February 1, 2025

Contact Hours: 1.0

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January 2024

Article: Urinary casts: Indicators of underlying clinical pathology

Deadline: January 1, 2025

Contact Hours: 1.0

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December 2023

Article: For bloodstream infection testing, don’t forget the fungal pathogens

Deadline: June 30, 2025

Contact hours: 1.0

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November 2023

Article: The absence of a safety culture; What contributes to laboratory incidents?

Deadline: May 31, 2025

Contact hours: 1.0

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October 2023

Article: Platelet indices – Underappreciated diagnostic/prognostic tool

Deadline: April 30, 2025

Contact hours: 1.0

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September 2023

Article: Respiratory illnesses: A growing opportunity for stewardship

Deadline: March 31, 2025

Contact hours: 1.0

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August 2023

Article: Applying laboratory quality principles to real world point-of-care testing systems

Deadline: February 28, 2025

Contact hours: 1.0

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July 2023

Article:  Testing for inflammation

Deadline: January 31, 2025

Contact hours: 1.0

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June 2023

Article:  Carbapenem resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: An ongoing challenge for clinical laboratories

Deadline: December 31, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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May 2023

Article:  Laboratory quality – a comprehensive look

Deadline: November 30, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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April 2023

Article:  Can medical laboratories give humanity the edge over tuberculosis?

Deadline: October 31, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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March 2023

Article: Syphilis testing: Reverse to move forward

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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February 2023

Article: Diagnosing upper and lower respiratory tract infections

Deadline: August 31, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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January 2023

Article: The challenge of antimicrobial resistance for the clinical laboratory: The role of the antibiogram

Deadline: July 31, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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December 2022

Article: Cytomegalovirus infection: When and why to detect antibodies

Deadline: June 30, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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November 2022

Article: The most purely patient-based quality control: A novel application of the patient sample as its own control

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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October 2022

Article: Rapid diagnostics improve care for bloodstream infections

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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September 2022

Article: Getting ready for flu season—expert guidance

Deadline: March 31, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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August 2022

Article: Connectivity and data management are vital for point-of-care testing

Deadline: February 28, 2024

Contact hours: 1.0

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