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This members-only area offers exclusive content you won't find anywhere else.

ADVANCE wants to reward our loyal community of pathologists and clinical laboratory administrators, directors, supervisors and managers. Below is an exclusive collection of resources, special editions and multimedia you won't find anywhere else. We'll continue compiling valuable information accessible only by ADVANCE members.

Not yet a member? Fill out an easy form one time and you can gain access to exclusive premium content made available only to ADVANCE Insiders. We will regularly provide access to resources, tip sheets, special editions and more. Membership also means easy access to our monthly informational webinar series. Click on any of the titles below, fill out the form and you'll be an ADVANCE Insider.


2014 Laboratory Conference Calendar

Plan your networking and educational events for the year ahead


Team Member of the Month Award

ADVANCE offers lab managers a downloadable certificate to recognize employees and boost morale.


Top Ten MLPW Celebration Tips

Here are some tips for celebrating as a laboratory in your community in honor of MLPW'13!


Personalized Medicine

Care providers offer their unique views of new-age healthcare


Tax Tips

It's crunch time -- get advice to make sure you're getting the most back come tax time


POCT Review

Review recent resources on point-of-care testing


Quest for Quality

Our popular quality management systems columns, compiled in one handy resource


Salary Survey

See how your salary stacks up by region, specialty, title, education and more

Special Guide

Emerging Biomarkers

ADVANCE explores new targets for diagnostic testing and the value of biomarkers in assessing risk and prognosis

Special Guide

Specimen Transport Compliance

Updated regulations, information from DOT and other governing bodies

Special Guide

Integrated Laboratory Models

Examining the pitfalls, the benefits and the possible long-term effects on public health.

Special Guide

Perspectives in Pathology

Five articles highlighting a number of pathology solutions are offered in this unique handbook.

Special Guide

Tips for POL Success

Increase quality and decrease costs with this enhanced resource for directors of physician office labs.

Career Planning

Financial Strategies for a Successful Retirement

It's never too late--or too early--to start planning.


How to Get Published

The process to get your research or ideas published may be simpler than you think.


Proper Pipetting

Good pipetting skills are crucial for accurate results. Brush up with this convenient tipsheet.


Leadership Handbook

Access this handy reference guide for valuable information on improving your leadership skills.


POCT Handbook

Stay abreast of growth in point-of-care testing with this handy reference.


Best of the Blogs

We're proud of our staff-produced and industry-submitted blogs. See highlights here.


Grooming the Next Generation of Lab Managers

Managers should always be training up-and-comers for supervisory positions and beyond. Get tips here.


MDx In Review

Brush up on what's new in molecular diagnostics.


MEMBERS ONLY: Quest for Quality

All of the 2011 editions of our popular Quest for Quality column can be viewed in this informative e-book.


SURVEY RESULTS: Portrait of the Lab

Our recent staffing survey asked about your current and ideal staffing situations.


MEMBERS ONLY: The Molecular Edge

This special e-book compiles all of the 2011 editions of our popular Molecular Edge column.


POL Focus Packet

Expert guidance is provided to help boost your physician office laboratory's quality and bottom line.


Team Member of the Month Award

Download our customizable, printable certificate and start recognizing your staff today.

Survey Results

Dream Vs. Reality

What equipment upgrades does your laboratory need--and how are you limited?


Challenging Employees Results

Lab managers, directors and supervisors weigh in on how to handle the most challenging employee issues.

Special Edition

Guide to the Genetics Revolution

Find valuable information on topics such as personalized medicine and MDx platforms in this exclusive collection of articles.


Effective Professional Blogging

Interested in starting a lab-based blog? Follow these tips from an experienced blogger.


NMLPW Lab Games

Download our lab-themed crossword puzzles, word searches and word jumbles--perfect to spark some friendly competition during lab week.


Certificate of Appreciation

Print as many of our customizable certificates as you need, and let your staff know you appreciate their hard work.

Special Edition

Molecular Diagnostics P.A.C.E. Credit

Our 13th issue in 2010 focused on MDx issues and was approved for P.A.C.E. credit by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL).

Special Edition

Quest for Quality E-book

"Quest for Quality" is a periodic column sponsored by COLA that examines quality management systems. Included here is a collection of popular "Quest for Quality" articles from 2010 in a handy e-book format. 

Special Edition

Molecular Edge E-book

Our popular AMP-sponsored column is packaged in this special collection.

Survey Results

Expecting Lab Challenges

We surveyed readers to find out what kind of obstacles they expected to face in 2011--and how they expected to overcome those challenges. Read on for advice collected from lab managers across the country.

Conference Coverage

Enhancing the Conference Experience

Major industry conferences can be overwhelming for the uninitiated. We've got travel tips, networking do's and don'ts, and help for making the most of your valuable time at your organization's annual meetings. 


Hand Hygiene

Check out a video on hand-washing technique, plus printable charts and posters to post next to sinks in your lab.

City Guide


For the 2011 HIMSS Annual Meeting, we compiled this collection of tips for exploring Orlando--a popular city for many industry meetings.

City Guide

San Antonio

We created this guide for the 2011 USCAP Annual Meeting--use it next time you're headed to San Antonio, Texas!


Lab Superlatives

This fun extra was created for National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2011. Print them and customize them for Lab Week or any time your staff could use some smiles.


IOU Coupons

Another Lab Week special resource, these coupons are easy to print out and customize to offer your hard-working laboratorians a pick-me-up, like an extended lunch break or coffee and donuts--on you!


I would like to be part of Advace Insider as it provides a wealth of knowledge pertaining to laboratorians.

FARAH QURESHI,  Medical Technologist,  University of MN PhysiciansDecember 31, 2013
Edina, MN


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