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    Infectious Disease

    Polio’s reemergence

    Dec. 21, 2022
    While editing this month’s Clinical Issues article, “Plague take it! What’s new in viral infectious diseases?” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that...
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    Observatory and Fast Facts

    Dec. 21, 2022
    New blood test can detect ‘toxic’ protein years before Alzheimer’s symptoms emerge, study shows A team led by researchers at the University of Washington has developed a laboratory...
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    Continuing Education

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

    For a printable version of the January CE Story and test go HERE or to take test online go HERE. For more information, visit the Continuing Education tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES ...
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    Infectious Disease

    Plague take it! What’s new in viral infectious diseases?

    “Plague take it!” was an expression employed by 19th and early 20th century Christians to convey anger, disgust, or frustration in a manner that would circumvent profanity.1 It...
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    Preparing point-of-care testing for the long journey

    Dec. 21, 2022
    Driving a motor vehicle involves real-time inputs of road conditions and hazards. The same is true in healthcare: medical professionals need real-time inputs to guide decisions...

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    Data Management

    Virtually uninterrupted: A virtual learning success

    Dec. 21, 2022
    Tips on how to develop a successful virtual learning program
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    How Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center phlebotomy team survived the pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic was a hard time not only for phlebotomy, but for all healthcare facilities in the nation with staffing shortages. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center...
    Lab Innovator

    Over 45 years of making a difference in the laboratory

    Dec. 21, 2022
    In March 2022, COLA received deeming authority for the specialty of pathology. What should laboratories unfamiliar with COLA’s Pathology Accreditation program know about it? COLA...
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    Metagenomic surveillance for emerging diseases: An idea whose time has come?

    Dec. 21, 2022
    At their root, human beings seem an eternally optimistic lot. While historians, epidemiologists, and to some extent the rest of us are at least vaguely aware of such things as...
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    Product Focus - Assays

    Dec. 21, 2022
    Your source for diabetes antibody kits The KRONUS 3-Screen Islet Cell Autoantibody ELISA Kit (KR7780) is for the simultaneous and non-differential detection of autoantibodies ...