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Immunology Vaccine Refrigeration

Protect vaccination integrity with new guidelines from the CDC. Proper vaccine refrigeration is not a hit-or-miss proposition. Each year, there are reports on how improper vaccine…

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Accurately identifying those with tuberculosis infection and disease is crucial to initiative to reduce related deaths. Recent mathematical models have estimated that, in 2014, the…

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The success of today’s healthcare providers comes down to one thing: actionable patient data. Given that laboratory data is estimated to comprise more than 80%…

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Liquid biopsies move towards becoming the preferred method of monitoring tumors It’s no secret that cancer diagnostics play a central role in the realm of…

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Current trends in diagnostic microbiology testing for drug resistant organisms With the rising problem of global antibiotic resistance, the role that the diagnostic microbiology laboratory…

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Molecular assays enable accurate detection, yet sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and diseases (STDs) pose a unique problem in…

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Reduce expenses while positively impacting clinical outcomes and patient safety. Blood products are often one of the most expensive line items in the laboratory budget…

Chemistry Autopsies and Toxicology

A look into the complex process of forensic toxicology testing following an autopsy. After the April 21 death of music legend Prince Rogers Nelson, questions…

Outreach mHealth and Patient Outreach

A new mobile technology empowers patients through digital healthcare. According to a report from Salesforce, 63% of Americans still rely on their doctor to keep…

Information Systems LOINC

LOINC provides access to standardized, structured data and is fundamental to any informatics strategy. Love it or hate it, LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and…

Automation Productive Aging in Microbiology

Actively educating multiple generations within the microbiology laboratory The National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NIOSH) hosts a Center for Productive Aging and Work,…

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