MALDI in microbiology:
Set to stun?
Dr. Margie Morgan with Jonathan Grein, MD, infectious disease specialist and associate director of hospital epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai. With its MALDI-TOF, the microbiology lab has seen an 18-hour decrease in the time for reporting identification of enteric Gram-negative rods.Read the full story »
Dr. Margie Morgan with Jonathan Grein, MD
QC for accreditation:
CMS validation inspections
Quality control is second nature and part of the air that laboratories breathe. So it’s no surprise that QC should be subject to quality checks of its own, as one of the pivotal checklist areas that CAP’s Laboratory Accreditation Program focuses on during inspections.Read the full story »
Michael Datto, MD, PhD
Laying worries to rest over
breast biopsy discord
With the regularity of a pension fiscal crisis they appear: one study or another, in various journals, pointing out discrepancies in pathology findings. Editorials appear, the news jumps to the lay press, and suddenly the conversation feels hijacked. The latest such study was published in JAMA in March. Participants interpreted 240 cases of breast biopsies (one slide/case).Read the full story »
Kenneth Bloom, MD
Labs solve price, space squeeze to welcome TLA
From left: Irene Dusich and microbiology laboratory staffers Emmylou Dela Cruz, Becky Lindgren, Steve Diederich, Ivy Villa, and April Victor formed the key user group that helped NorthShore University HealthSystem go live with the BD Kiestra TLA system late last year.Read the full story »
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