Hopes, fears as users switch to new troponin

With the new highly sensitive troponin, says Dr. Allan Jaffe, “Rule-outs will be more secure. Rule-ins will be more secure. But only if we educate people in how to use it properly.”

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Dr. Allan Jaffe

In hemostasis, two
hot-button testing issues

Having validation data to support the use of age-adjusted D-dimer cutoffs with the D-dimer assay your laboratory uses is a must, and know well the limitations of point-of-care prothrombin time/INR testing. That advice and more was shared in a “Hot Topics in Hemostasis” session at CAP17, presented by Russell Higgins, MD, and Karen Moser, MD.

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Dr. Karen Moser

‘Connectathon’ opens door to interoperability in digital pathology

With the FDA having approved whole slide imaging for primary diagnosis this year, one obstacle to full acceptance of digital pathology remains: lack of interoperability. To topple that barrier, the Digital Pathology Association, the CAP through its Digital Pathology Committee, and DICOM Working Group 26 convened in October, during the Pathology Visions conference, the first Connect­athon for digital pathology.

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Dr. Anil Parwani

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