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    Assays

    Product Focus - Assays

    Dec. 18, 2023
    Extend the power of HPV testing BD Onclarity HPV Assay is an FDA-approved test with extended genotyping to individually identify high-risk HPV types beyond 16, 18 and 45, providing...
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    QA/QC

    A holistic approach to error prevention in the clinical laboratory

    In the world of clinical laboratory testing, precision and accuracy are paramount because laboratory results can have a critical impact on patient safety, so preventing errors...
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    MDX

    Factors to consider in molecular diagnostics testing during the preanalytical phase

    Molecular diagnostics applies techniques of molecular biology to diagnose disease, as well as predict its course; select appropriate treatments; and monitor treatments’ ...
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    Management

    Unlocking profit potential: Transforming hospital labs from cost centers to profit generators

    Dec. 18, 2023
    Many administrators and C-suite executives tend to view their labs as an essential service, but not necessarily a profit-generating arm. This has led to a prevailing trend where...
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    POCT

    Point-of-care testing is the next step for respiratory infections

    Dec. 18, 2023
    After years of centralization in the clinical testing realm, the field is in the midst of a shift toward decentralization. This trend supports the goals of diagnostic stewardship...

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    Specimen Collection

    Urinary casts: Indicators of underlying clinical pathology

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

    Lab Services in an award-winning healthcare system

    Dec. 18, 2023
    Could you describe the customer service attributes of your laboratories that you are most proud of? I am most proud of our customer service staff. They are experienced and extremely...
    Management

    Henry Ford Health: A leader in physician wellness, automation, and process improvement

    Dec. 18, 2023
    Learn how its five acute care hospitals are successfully combating physician burnout and understaffing
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    Specimen Collection

    Urine-specific gravity: Specific clinical relevance

    The goal of urine is to eliminate urea and other byproducts from the body. Specific gravity, also known as relative density, is defined as finding the ratio between the density...
    Management

    55 years of laboratory-specific topics

    Dec. 18, 2023
    Happy new year! This year, MLO celebrates its 55th year in publication. Medical Laboratory Observer was the very first magazine created for laboratorians. In 1968, Medical Economics...