Twists and turns in biomarker exploration
“There’s no standardization for cell-free DNA extraction, preparation, and storage,” says Dr. Martin Fleisher. “That’s a major failing. “That’s a major failing. Everybody has their own little method, which is not good.”Read the full story »
Dr. Martin Fleisher
advice from the frontline
“When there’s a carbapenem-resistant organism,” says Eileen Burd, PhD, “we use the Modified Hodge test to confirm.” Positive organisms are flagged in the computer to alert infection prevention staff and nurses on the floor to take proper precautions.Read the full story »
Eileen Burd, PhD
Checklists 2015: signposts are clarity, consistency
The broadest changes this year involve quality terminology, says Gerald Hoeltge, MD, checklist commissioner and a member of the Checklists Committee. These revisions are a work in progress, but in this round they led to hundreds of changes in wording to make the use of important terms more precise and more consistent.Read the full story »
Gerald Hoeltge, MD
Superbugs on scopes: how UCLA lab found the outbreak
Dr. Romney Humphries: “The carbapenemase that was present was an OXA-232,” which had been reported only once before in the U.S. “We really didn’t expect to find this,” she says.Read the full story »
Aug. 28, 2015—Noridian Healthcare Solutions, a Medicare administrative contractor for the Western U.S., has issued a final local coverage determination …
Aug. 27, 2015—Pathology was among seven medical specialties in which women accounted for the majority of graduate medical education trainees …
Aug. 26, 2015—Agena Bioscience has introduced the Chip prep module to automate sample handling after PCR for the MassArray 96-well …
Aug. 25, 2015—The American Society of Hematology and the College of American Pathologists have opened a public comment period for …
Aug. 24, 2015—A survey of nearly 100 medical schools has revealed that just 11 percent require laboratory medicine training be …
Aug. 21, 2015—Roche has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Los Gatos, Calif.-based Geneweave BioSciences, a privately held company focused …
Aug. 21, 2015—Israeli company MeMed said the results of a multicenter prospective clinical study validate the ability of its ImmunoXpert …
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