Continuing Education Tests

Now you can either (1) print the CE Test and mail it with your payment to NIU, or (2) simply click on the URL to NIU to take the test and pay online.

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MLO and Northern Illinois University (NIU) co-sponsor at least 12 CEUs yearly. The CE cover articles and accompanying CE tests remain online until the indicated deadline has passed. Completed test and $20 fees go directly to NIU, and scores of 70% and higher qualify for indicated contact hour(s) of P.A.C.E. credit(s). Allow six weeks to receive P.A.C.E. certificate(s).

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January 2020

Article: Clinical and diagnostic considerations for diabetes mellitus

Deadline:  July 31, 2021.

Contact hours: 1.0

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December 2019

Article: A journey from tube- to patient-focused solutions

Deadline:  June 30, 2021.

Contact hours: 1.0

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November 2019

Article: The clinical laboratory’s role in diagnosis and management of hypopituitarism

Deadline:  May 31, 2021.

Contact hours: 1.0

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October 2019

Article: Monoclonal antibody therapy: What compatibility testing labs need to know

Deadline:  April 31, 2021.

Contact hours: 1.0

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September 2019

Article: Procalcitonin testing as an aid to antibiotic stewardship

Deadline:  March 31, 2021.

Contact hours: 1.0

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August 2019

Article: The cornerstone of effective stewardship is in the microbiology lab

Deadline:  February 28, 2021.

Contact hours: 1.0

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JULY 2019

Article: Isolated anti-DFS70 autoantibodies: Negative disease correlation with a positive impact

Deadline:  January 31, 2021.

Contact hours: 1.0

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June 2019

Article: sPLA2-llA—the next step to enhancing your cardiac testing panel

Deadline:  December 31, 2020.

Contact hours: 1.0

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May 2019

Article:  Microsatellites and VNTR typing in clinical settings

Deadline: November 31, 2020.

Contact hours: 1.0

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April 2019

Article: Glucose meters: current regulatory guidance for manufacturers and providers

Deadline: October 31, 2020.

Contact hours: 1.0

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March 2019

Article: Procalcitonin serial testing to inform treatment of sepsis

Deadline: September 31, 2020.

Contact hours: 1.0

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February 2019

Article: It’s all in the genes—expanding molecular testing to improve healthcare for those with blood disorders

Deadline: August 31, 2020.

Contact hours: 1.0

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January 2019

Article: CMV-specific immune system monitoring for management of cytomegalovirus in HSCT

Deadline: July 31, 2020.

Contact hours: 1.0

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December 2018

Article: The times they are a-changin’ in clinical microbiology

Deadline: June 30, 2020 

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November 2018

Article: Identifying and testing for RTIs

Deadline: May 31, 2020

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October 2018

Article: The effect on blood supply when implementing donor interval strategies to prevent iron deficiency

Deadline: April 30, 2020

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September 2018

Article: Liquid biopsy and droplet digital PCR offer improvements for lung cancer testing

Article 2:  Variations in crossing thresholds during real-time PCR when using auto-gain settings determined from the fluorescent signal in tube one

Deadline: March 31, 2020

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August 2018

Article 1: New ways of approaching sepsis will improve patient outcomes

Article 2: Direct-from-whole-blood testing will speed sepsis diagnosis 

Deadline: February 28, 2020

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July 2018

Article 1: Multistep algorithm testing accurately identifies C. difficile patients who need treatment

Article 2: New guidelines and studies suggest improved approaches to C. difficile testing

Deadline: January 31, 2020

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June 2018

Article: Clinical, operational, and financial perspectives of POC diabetes testing

Deadline: December 31, 2019

Contact hours: 1.0

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May 2018

Article 1: Diagnostic and health trends increase demand for molecular testing

Article 2: Combining PCT testing with a rapid, multiplexing PCR respiratory panel

Deadline: November 30, 2019

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April 2018

Article: Chemistry analyzers’ advancing technology offers increased testing capabilities

Deadline: October 31, 2019

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March 2018

Article: Finding the truth in laboratory testing: Commutability, traceability, and uncertainty of measurement

Deadline: September 30, 2019

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February 2018

Article 1: Diagnostic considerations with inherited platelet disorder testing

Article 2: Too much A2 – but does the patient really have beta thalassemia trait?

Deadline: August 31, 2019

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January 2018

Article 1: Diagnosis and management of patients with heart failure

Article 2: Use of high-sensitivity troponin T is associated with fewer adverse events in patients with chest pain

Deadline: July 31, 2019

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December 2017

Article: Meeting the challenges of drug screening/monitoring and trace elemental analysis

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Contact hours: 1.0

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