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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August 2018
Article 1: New ways of approaching sepsis will improve patient outcomes
Article 2: Direct-from-whole-blood testing will speed sepsis diagnosis 
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Contact hours: 1.0
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July 2018
Article 1: Multistep algorithm testing accurately identifies C. difficile patients who need treatment
Article 2: New guidelines and studies suggest improved approaches to C. difficile testing
Deadline: January 31, 2020
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June 2018
Article: Clinical, operational, and financial perspectives of POC diabetes testing
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Contact hours: 1.0
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May 2018
Article 1: Diagnostic and health trends increase demand for molecular testing
Article 2: Combining PCT testing with a rapid, multiplexing PCR respiratory panel
Deadline: November 30, 2019
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April 2018
Article: Chemistry analyzers’ advancing technology offers increased testing capabilities
Deadline: October 31, 2019
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March 2018
Article: Finding the truth in laboratory testing: Commutability, traceability, and uncertainty of measurement
Deadline: September 30, 2019
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February 2018
Article 1: Diagnostic considerations with inherited platelet disorder testing
Article 2: Too much A2 – but does the patient really have beta thalassemia trait?
Deadline: August 31, 2019
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January 2018
Article 1: Diagnosis and management of patients with heart failure
Article 2: Use of high-sensitivity troponin T is associated with fewer adverse events in patients with chest pain
Deadline: July 31, 2019
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December 2017
Article: Meeting the challenges of drug screening/monitoring and trace elemental analysis
Deadline: June 30, 2019
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November 2017
Article: Confronting the challenges of influenza-like illness
Deadline: May 31, 2019
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October 2017
Article 1: The case for iron supplementation for blood donors
Article 2: Massive Transfusion Protocol competency assessment
Deadline: April 30, 2019
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September 2017
Article 1: The role of pharmacogenomics in precision medicine
Deadline: March 31, 2019
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August 2017
Article 1: HbA1c variability may have an association with increased cardiovascular and CKD events
Deadline: February 28, 2019
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July 2017
Article 1: More collaboration, education needed to untangle complexity of MDS diagnosis
Article 2: EDTA transit degenerative changes blood cell morphology
Deadline: January 31, 2019
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June 2017
Article 1: Rapid biomarker testing improved clinical decision-making non-small-cell lung cancer
Deadline: December 31, 2018
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May 2017
Article 1: Clinical and diagnostic challenges of antimicrobial resistance in Mycoplasma genitalium
Deadline: November 30, 2018
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April 2017
Article 1: Bedside blood glucose testing in critically ill patients
Article 2: Understanding diabetes testing: Where are we, and where are we going?
Deadline: October 31, 2018
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March 2017
Article 1: Six qc recommendations to consider today
Article 2: Evidence based quality control
Deadline: September 30, 2018
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February 2017
Article 1: The value of the chromogenic activity assay in diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of hemophilia
Deadline: August 31, 2018
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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
Contact hours: 1.0
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