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August 2016—As optimists like to point out (in their annoying way), showing up is half the battle. But it’s still only half, as other, equally clear-eyed folks might point out. That leaves plenty to do. And in drug testing for chronic pain management, the work facing laboratories may seem like even more than 50 percent.
November 2015—Tim Skelton, MD, PhD, knows a fair amount about how to enhance the clinical value of urinalysis. It’s a subject that, as medical director of the core laboratory and laboratory informatics at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., he’s been focused on for the past three years. But he didn’t exactly set out to become an expert in that particular area. He was mainly trying to figure out why his laboratory was experiencing repeated urinalysis quality assurance failures.
November 2015—Cardiologist James Januzzi Jr., MD, sounds like he could be running for political office. Are you going to settle for something different? Or is it time to demand something better?
September 2015—This year’s meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry saw soaring temperatures in the host city of Atlanta and a lofty number of attendees. Nearly 18,000 laboratory professionals took part in the five-day extravaganza, which featured hundreds of educational sessions and poster presentations, along with 720 exhibitors that filled the expo floor. A selection of company news released at the meeting is included in this special section.
MedCompGx, a division of MedComp Sciences, announced the installation and implementation of UniConnect’s Precision MDx laboratory information management system for its new genetic testing lab. The system provides automation of all processes while integrating with multiple systems under one umbrella.
Sysmex announced its Beyond a Better Box product and services model to deliver a comprehensive and intuitive ecosystem that aims to add value to laboratory hematology operations through next-generation diagnostics, advanced tools and technologies, process optimization, and harmonized support known as BeyondCare.
New products featured by Streck this year included CD-Chex CD103 Plus, a flow cytometry control. It includes CD103, CD30, CD38, CD56, CD138, and cytoplasmic lambda in a single control and provides reference values for CD38. The control includes rare leukemia and lymphoma CD markers that are absent in normal whole blood.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics revealed its latest IVD solutions, including the Advia Centaur XPT Immunoassay System. Recently FDA-cleared, this high-throughput analyzer is designed to provide continuous operation and seamless connectivity, including to Aptio Automation. The XPT is not available in the U.S.
The family of Phadia instruments from Thermo Fisher Scientific now includes the Phadia 2500E Laboratory System for laboratories meeting high demands. Phadia Laboratory Systems are fully automated instruments for running assays that detect and quantitatively determine clinically relevant antibodies in the blood.
The BBI Group developed, in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, a rapid test for Ebola that is in the process of being verified to allow EUA submission. Using lateral flow technology, BBI’s assay will make testing simpler and quicker than assays that require technical infrastructure.