Analyze this: data shines within and without

Henry Ford Health System’s Gaurav Sharma, MD, and Jacqueline Copeland, MT(ASCP) use analytics to track, trend, and prevent preanalytic defects. “We’re trying to gather and look at large amounts of data with the aim of converting it into information that leads to action,” Dr. Sharma says.

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Dr. Gaurav Sharma (right)
and Jacqueline Copeland

For heart failure markers, what looks hopeful?

“When you start talking about novel biomarkers, it’s like drinking from a fire hose,” says James Januzzi Jr., MD, the Hutter Family professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and senior faculty at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute.

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Dr. James Januzzi Jr.

3 new NGS Surveys on
CAP 2016 PT launchpad

More than two years ago, when the CAP decided to move forward with proficiency testing for next-generation sequencing, the decision point was modest. “We estimated that about 35 labs would subscribe, based on survey information, and that was sufficient for us to move forward,” says Karl V. Voelkerding, MD, chair of the CAP Next-Generation Sequencing project team.

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Dr. Karl V. Voelkerding

Value of targeted NGS in a diagnostically challenging
case of CMML

CAP TODAY and the Association for Molecular Pathology have teamed up to bring molecular case reports to CAP TODAY readers. AMP members write the reports using clinical cases from their own practices that show molecular testing’s important role in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

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with hypercellular marrow

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