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The Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t Over: Keep Washing Your Hands as Economies Reopen

September 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

By Rodney Rohde, PhD In the healthcare setting, having clean surfaces are crucial for helping prevent diseases from spreading. I preach this concept to future medical laboratory, public health, [...]

Beating Pandemics Like COVID-19 Requires More Medical Laboratory Professionals, This Virologist Explains

August 11th, 2020|Tags: , , |

By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD During the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has turned its eye towards medical laboratory professionals. For those of us in this profession, a profession that [...]

Celebrating Lab Week 2020- Five Reasons We Appreciate Lab Professionals

April 19th, 2020|Tags: , |

Lab professionals, from assistants and medical lab technicians to medical laboratory scientists and DCLS professionals, work behind the scenes to assist physicians with patient diagnosis and treatment, and disease [...]

Performing Waived Molecular tests? Understand the changes coming in April!

February 19th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Bobbi Pritt, MD, chair of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) microbiology committee, answers questions about upcoming changes for CAP-accredited laboratories, coming up in April. CAP-accredited medical laboratories that [...]

Flu Virus Transmission and Mutation: What does it mean to clinicians and patients?

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu (H1N1) pandemic. CDC statistics from the 1918 pandemic show that approximately 500 million people worldwide were infected. That was one-third of [...]

Sekisui Diagnostics Announces FDA Clearance and CLIA Waiver of the AcucyTM Influenza A&B Test

October 7th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Burlington, MA – October 8, 2019 –Sekisui Diagnostics announces the Acucy Influenza A&B Test has received 510(k) clearance as a Class II assay from the US Food and Drug [...]

Celebrating the Lab Pro- Five Reasons Why Lab Professionals Are Critical to Healthcare

October 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Celebrating Lab Professionals Lab professionals, from assistants to medical lab technicians, work behind the scenes to assist physicians with patient diagnosis and treatment, [...]

Direct LDL Testing- Why should clinicians routinely request measured clinical laboratory values of LDL cholesterol?

September 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

This year on World Heart Day (September 29th), the World Heart Federation is asking for a simple promise: Eat more healthily, get more active, and [...]

Molecular Lateral Flow Diagnostics- A New Era for Point-of-Care Testing

May 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re like many physicians and Point of Care (POC) laboratories, you may be dealing with suboptimal performance from some of your current diagnostic methods. For example, conventional Rapid Influenza Diagnostics Tests (RIDTs) vary in terms of sensitivity and specificity whenRapid Influenza Diagnostics Tests (RIDTs) vary in terms of sensitivity and specificity when compared with viral culture or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). compared with viral culture or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Product insert information and research publications indicate that in general, RIDTs sensitivities are approximately 50-70%.

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Infertility – Important Women’s Health Issues

April 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month in the U.S., which aims to raise public awareness about the impact of STDs and the importance of [...]

Point-of-Care Testing in the Physician’s Office – Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs

January 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Diagnostic Testing at the Point-of-Care: Improving Patient Outcomes While Reducing Practice Costs Whether it’s diagnosing vitamin D deficiencies, managing thyroid disorders or monitoring prostate cancer, [...]

European Commission Launches New Plan to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

September 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) recently highlighted attention in Europe on the subject of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). [NOTE: the BIVDA Weekly Update is [...]

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