Making it personal: transgender medicine

Most barriers to better care for transgender patients are system based, says Dr. Dina Greene, and changing systems “is always harder than you think.” But being aware of the need for change, she says, is a big step in the right direction.

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Dr. Dina Greene

In digital age, new focus on
specimen, slide prep

The age of FDA-approved whole slide imaging for primary diagnosis has dawned with opportunity for every level of professional who works in the digital pathology environment. It includes not only an expanded professional cachet but also great potential born of collaborative and remote capabilities, and perhaps better patient outcomes as a result.

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Dr. Eric Glassy

A slimmer molecular micro section among changes to checklists

Some sections of the 2017 edition of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program checklist are looking trimmed and toned compared with last year’s checklists. A microbiology section that is shorter by eight pages, fewer Individualized Quality Control Plan reporting requirements, and a new section addressing chain of custody once again reflect the hard work of the Checklists Committee and scientific resource committees to achieve conciseness and clarity.

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Dr. Gary Procop

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» Seeing Sepsis with New Eyes: Roche Diagnostic’s new PCT assay is bringing critical insights to light. Read.

» The Digital Pathology community is in full support of the FDA’s landmark announcement that Philips Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) system, IntelliSite, can be marketed for primary diagnosis. Read.

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