Diagnostics

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 [...]

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

December 18th, 2018|

2018 marks several interesting, historical anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote in Great Britain and Ireland, the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and [...]

Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnostics and Treatment: What You Need To Know

November 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The mention of STIs (sexually transmitted infections, also called STDs or sexually transmitted diseases) may make some flashback to junior high health class. Good news—this isn’t the 8th grade anymore! [...]

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 [...]

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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