June 2023

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Lab Safety

State of the Industry: Lab Management Best Practices

May 23, 2023
Despite continued struggles with staffing shortages and supply chain issues, clinical laboratory professionals are pushing ahead with greater standardization of processes and ...
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Leader of the CAP Board of Governors

May 23, 2023
MLO’s 2023 Lab of the Year winner, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Avera McKennon Hospital and University Health Center, was the first laboratory to achieve...
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No quick fix: A sustainable solution to lab personnel shortages

After years of discussion around the shortage of qualified clinical laboratory testing personnel, the combined causes are well documented such as changing demographics, fewer ...
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The role of point-of-care ketone testing in the hospital

Blood glucose testing in hospitals using point-of-care testing (POCT) devices has been a mainstay of glycemic control for decades, and the benefits of this are well documented...
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Continuing Education

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

To take test online go HERE. For more information, visit the Continuing Education tab.      LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this article, the reader...

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Molecular diagnostics of women’s health issues

Women face diverse and unique health concerns that can affect their overall health and wellness. Additionally, women are more prone to certain infectious, autoimmune, and mental...
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Diagnostic stewardship: An opportunity to shine in and outside of the clinical laboratory

Laboratory testing has greatly evolved since its early beginnings in the late 19th century. Education in laboratory medicine for medical trainees has not kept pace with advances...
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Automation: Continued innovation and evolution in clinical laboratories

Clinical laboratory automation can improve the quality, efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness of laboratory operations and continues to evolve and expand into areas such ...
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Best practices

May 23, 2023
In this issue of Medical Laboratory Observer, we are sharing the results of our State of the Industry survey on Lab Management Best Practices (page 26). It ended up being the ...