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    Continuing Education

    The changing respiratory testing landscape: Why the value of flexibility is key

    Jan. 29, 2024
    To take the February CE test online go HERE. For more information, visit the Continuing Education tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this article, the reader will be ...

    Details from AMP on LDTs/LDPs

    Jan. 29, 2024
    So all understand, would you please explain what laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) are and provide examples of these types of tests? First, AMP prefers to use the term laboratory...
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    Infectious Disease

    A new twist: How the COVID-19 pandemic paved the way for increased molecular testing of hepatitis

    Jan. 29, 2024
    SARS-CoV-2 and hepatitis might not seem to have much in common, but in the world of clinical laboratory testing, they have become intertwined. After the unprecedented infrastructure...
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    CMS’ coverage of HbA1c testing for diabetes screening is a good start — But we can do more

    In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced policy changes for Medicare payments under its Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). Included in these changes...

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    Revealing the therapeutic potential of novel drugs for HPV-positive head and neck cancer

    Jan. 29, 2024
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that has well-known oncogenic effects. The virus is predominantly associated with the onset of cervical cancer, but its role in...
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    Advancing standards in laboratory medicine and pathology through professional credentials

    Jan. 29, 2024
    Healthcare is experiencing a dire need for medical laboratory professionals. The shortage in the workforce is particularly concerning given their essential role in healthcare:...
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    HIV epidemic – From the origin towards the end

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an RNA (ribonucleic acid) virus that infects human immune cells, in particular CD4 T lymphocytes and is acquired through mucosal or intravenous...
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    Data Management

    Overcoming data management challenges: The biggest challenge of all is….us

    New or newly engineered analytical technology has brought about an array of analytical systems for laboratory testing just as information technology has brought faster and more...

    CLIA Updates

    Jan. 29, 2024
    On December 28, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a final rule in the Federal Register that updated CLIA fees and regulations. Specifically, the...