July 2024


Addressing NGS challenges

June 24, 2024
What are some of the most difficult clinical sample types for sequencing-related projects and why? Patient tissue is predominantly preserved as formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded...
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Unlocking the potential of ctDNA-based MRD testing to improve cancer management

June 24, 2024
Over the past 20 years, clinical oncology practice has evolved in several important ways. Most excitingly, treatment strategies have become more personalized to the individual...
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Navigating the landscape of hepatitis B: Symptoms, causes, and testing

June 24, 2024
Hepatitis B virus (HBV), despite widespread vaccination efforts, poses a global health challenge affecting around 2 billion people worldwide.1 Chronic HBV contributes to 30% of...

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Building an effective QC system

Applying workforce considerations and asking the right questions are key to establishing lab QC protocols.
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The role of biomarkers in a prostate cancer diagnosis

June 24, 2024
Biomarkers serve as critical navigational tools, guiding physicians on their patients’ journey through the diagnosis, treatment, and management of their specific cancer....
Infectious Disease

Benefits of molecular test-and-treat for Group A Streptococcus pharyngitis

June 24, 2024
Group A streptococcal (GAS) infections have been on the rise since late 2022 and 2023 after an overall low incidence during the years of the COVID-19 pandemic.1  GAS infections...
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Information Technology

Preparing your laboratory for an extended downtime: Best practices and strategies

Clinical laboratories are now confronted with the growing risk of cybersecurity attacks and are grappling with the task of sustaining operational functionality in the face of ...
Continuing Education

The history of antimicrobial resistance and the important role diagnostics plays to combat it

To take the test online go HERE. For more information, visit the Continuing Education tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this article, the reader will be able to: 1. ...

Patient self-testing and disease prevention

June 24, 2024
During the pandemic, I was tested for COVID-19 in a laboratory. This test really scared me. The lady testing me stuck the swab so far up my nose, I was afraid I was going to get...