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“Having a robust HIV testing program is really a vital part of HIV prevention,” says Philip Peters, MD, medical officer of the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, in an interview with CAP TODAY.

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Dr. Philip Peters

Turning points in transgender medicine

Patients should be cared for in a way that affirms their gender and does not make them feel stigmatized, says Susan Butler-Wu, PhD, D(ABMM), associate professor of clinical pathology, and director, medical microbiology, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles. That often starts with the laboratory. “Until we can capture gender on the EMR and the LIS, we’re going nowhere.”

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Dr. Susan Butler-Wu

Advanced parameters offer faster, surer guidance to cancer care

Even though the use of extended reticulocyte parameter profiles is still considered investigational, cancer centers are increasingly relying on this crucial laboratory testing as provided by the XE and XN series of hematology analyzers developed by Sysmex Corp.

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Evelyn Graham, MT(ASCP),
and Dr. Ellinor Peerschke

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» A clarification on educational equivalency:
CAP TODAY provides valuable information that is important to guide the practice for many pathologists. However, an article published in the August 2017 issue, “Laboratory director duties clarified in 2017 checklist” by Anne Ford, has raised serious concerns among many pathologists, particularly members of the Chinese American Pathologists Association (CAPA). Read.

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