April 2023

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2023 Lab of the Year Runner Up: Radeas Labs

March 27, 2023
Radeas Labs, derived from the words radical ideas, was founded in 2013 by Dr. Phil Radford to help facilitate trust between patients and healthcare providers. Based in Wake Forest...
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2023 Lab of the Year Runner Up: North Kansas City Hospital Laboratory

March 27, 2023
North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) Laboratory is a 450-bed acute care hospital with 31 health clinics and 550 physicians. They have 98 full time equivalents in the lab and their...
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Advice and lessons learned

March 27, 2023
Are there particular lessons learned you can share with other laboratory directors on reducing laboratory errors?I’ve learned automation provides tremendous value in reducing ...
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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center — a culture of quality improvement focused on patients

March 27, 2023
Medical Laboratory Observer’s 2023 Lab of the Year is the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. The Avera Health...
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Can medical laboratories give humanity the edge over tuberculosis?

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Why a real-time QC reporting system is critical in the modern lab

Quality control (QC) remains one of the most important tasks of the medical laboratory to ensure the reliability and accuracy of reported patient results. Whenever results are...
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Elements of a general laboratory safety program

A comprehensive general laboratory safety program encompasses all aspects of daily laboratory operations, including engineering controls, personal protective equipment, work practice...
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Blood glucose monitoring

March 27, 2023
Blood glucose monitoring looks at patterns in the fluctuation of blood glucose (sugar) levels that occur in response to diet, exercise, medications, and or pathological processes...
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Decline in COVID testing creates retraining opportunities for labs amid staffing shortages

March 27, 2023
With the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency finally set to expire May 11, it is safe to say the decline in the volume and frequency of COVID testing that labs have experienced over...
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Infectious Disease

Post-COVID-19: Long-term consequences with multiple manifestations

March 27, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic was caused by the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in December 2019. While mild cases of COVID-19 may involve cold...
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Platelets in the pipeline: Advancements in platelet technologies

March 27, 2023
Proper platelet function is an important component of many hemostatic disorders and a critical therapeutic target for cardiac and stroke prevention. Thus, a key objective of laboratory...
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April 2023 Q&A Readers’ questions answered

March 27, 2023
What is the standard laboratory workup for pharyngeal STI detection? CT-NG from a throat cx? Should this include VCM, aerobic, and/or anaerobic swabs?Sexually transmitted infections...
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Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

March 27, 2023
April has always been a special issue for MLO. This is the month that Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is celebrated (April 23–29, 2023), which highlights the vital role ...