TB testing: new approaches to old scourge

“From the clinician perspective and the laboratory perspective, because of its infectious nature, we want to identify people with latent tuberculosis,” says Elitza Theel, PhD. “The ultimate goal is to treat them, so they don’t progress to active TB.”

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Dr. Elitza Theel (seated), Lori Misner (left), and Heather Hilgart.

HBsAg tests, mutation in public health spotlight

If you were asked to pick a place on the map where problems with detecting a mutant strain of an infectious disease would likely come to light, the capital of Nebraska might not be your first guess. But in Lincoln, in 2017, a hemodialysis patient who was vaccinated against hepatitis B virus in 2010 and had repeatedly tested negative for HBV surface antigen was found to have had undiagnosed chronic hepatitis B.

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Dr. Sai Patibandla

Digital pathology:
A 1st anniversary report card

Nearly one year after the FDA cleared the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnosis, Philips is reporting worldwide momentum for the adoption of digital pathology. Last year, it helped two labs in Austria—Pathology Institute in Hall and Pathology Institute at Tirol Kliniken—fully digitize their workflows.

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Dr. Marlon Thompson

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