Diagnostics

POCT Critical Value Reporting

Vol 25. No. 11 Page 30 Thorough evaluation and stewardship by the laboratory are necessary before and during implementation. The demand for point-of-care testing (POCT)…

The Learning Scope Detecting Bacterial Infections

After completing this exercise, participants will be able to: Discuss antibiotic resistance from a global perspective. Describe new techniques used for early detection of bacterial…

Outreach Fad Fundraising

Are viral awareness campaigns helpful in the long run? In 2004, yellow Livestrong wristbands seemed omnipresent in America, making cancer awareness mainstream. In 2010, multicolored…

Information Systems ThinkStock/iStock

Global survey surfaces new information about overuse, resistance and need for faster diagnostics. There’s an old adage, “You can take a horse to water but…

Infectious Disease Pathogens on Mobile Phones

Mobile devices can be contaminated by viral RNA due to poor adherence to cleaning protocols [Editor’s Note:] This article was contributed by the European Society of…

Outreach Educational Outreach

How to build institutional teams with enough respect, understanding and competency to ensure mutual best practices. In a medical office setting, the general office staff…

Diagnostics Wheat Sensitivity

Recent study finds that a compromised intestinal barrier and systemic immune activation may explain symptoms in non-celiac patients. A recent study conducted by researchers at…

The Molecular Edge Human Error

Vol. 25 • Issue 7 • Page 14 Molecular Diagnostics Today’s changing healthcare landscape has introduced significant challenges to clinical laboratories, such as decreased reimbursement…

POCT poct

Laboratory experts examine point-of-care testing The substantial impact of point-of-care testing (POCT) options in the healthcare industry has been unprecedented, especially in clinical laboratories. Not…