Specialties

Automation automation

To increase revenue potential, efficiencies must be taken beyond the lab and into other departments In the age of healthcare integration, IT implementation and the…

Coagulation Blood Smear

I shudder when I remember that, not terribly long ago, patients had appendectomies based on a manual differential. I remember a surgeon thinking aloud, “Only…

Hematology contentItem-1459221-7512563-t7bflbisfytxr-or

New guidelines in laboratory assessment of micro-angiopathic hemolysis create cautious optimism. Accurate identification of schistocytes is a primary responsibility of the hematology laboratory. The presence…

Pathology digitalpathology

The frontiers of pathologists’ views are being extended. Digital Pathology Digital pathology plays a critical role in modern pathology practice and is increasingly becoming required…

Pathology commonly-used-cpt-codes

Anatomical pathology brings approximately 10 percent of the pathology department’s revenue, but it—especially surgical pathology—is the most vulnerable area in current procedural terminology (CPT) coding…

Legal/Regulatory Issues Phlebotomy 2

Most phlebotomists don’t think that a venipuncture can land them in the witness chair desperately defending their technique; most phlebotomy supervisors don’t realize they can…

Chemistry urinalysis-lg

Urinalysis is a quick and cost-effective method for the screening, diagnosis and monitoring of many pathological disorders of the urinary system. A urinalysis is an…

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