Latest White Papers

The Case of the Missing Mole: When costly Lost or Missing Laboratory Test Samples Instigate Courier Management Redesign

Incidents of lost or missing laboratory test samples carry heavy consequences. Yet, many laboratories find that accountability, reconciliation, and tracking persist as issues. This white paper will be useful for laboratory directors, lab managers, courier managers, logistics managers, and outreach managers—whether in hospital-based laboratories or independent medical laboratories working as outreach labs—who employ and manage couriers in-house.

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Latest E-Briefings

Chicago Conference Attracts a Sizeable Crowd of Enthusiastic Hospital and Health System Clinical Laboratory Outreach Leaders

Sessions at this annual medical laboratory conference demonstrated that lab outreach continues to be a productive clinical and business line at numerous hospitals and IDNs Sept. 26-Chicago: During the past 24 months, there have been multiple news stories announcing...

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Understanding Gen Z’s Approach to Healthcare Helps Clinical Laboratories Learn How to Better Meet Their Needs

Healthcare providers of all types will benefit from acknowledging Gen Z’s preference for digital interactions, self-testing, and over-the-counter medications Each generation has its own unique connection to how it manages its health, and the latest studies into the...

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Australian Researchers Develop Static Droplet Microfluidic Device That Can Detect Cancer Cells via a Simple Blood Test

This is another approach to the liquid biopsy that clinical laboratories and pathologists may use to detect cancer less invasively Screening for cancer usually involves invasive, often painful, costly biopsies to provide samples for diagnostic clinical laboratory...

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Patients and Physicians Go Online to Pressure Insurers on Prior Authorization Denial of Claims, Something Genetic Testing Labs Regularly Encounter

In a handful of cases, health insurers reversed denials after physicians or patients posted complaints on social media Prior authorization requirements by health insurers have long been a thorn in the side of medical laboratories, as well as physicians. But now,...

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Survey Indicates Zoomers and Millennials Are Ready for Pharmacies to Play a Bigger Role in Their Primary Care

Demand for low cost, convenient access to doctors and drugs is driving transformation to decentralized medical care, and retail pharmacy chains see opportunity in offering primary care services Retail pharmacies and pharmacists continue to play a growing role in...

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BioReference Laboratories’ Unique Journey during the COVID-19 Pandemic Described in ‘Swab,’ a New Book by former BRLI CEO Jon Cohen, MD

Certainly every clinical laboratory in the United States has a unique story about dealing with the challenges of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, but only BioReference did testing for multiple professional sports leagues and the cruise ship industry Few would challenge the...

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UK Researchers Create Conductive Thread That Can Be Woven into Clothing to Monitor Key Health Biomarkers

Meet ‘PECOTEX,’ a newly-invented cotton thread with up to 10 sensors that is washable. Its developers hope it can help doctors diagnosis disease and enable patients to monitor their health conditions Wearable biosensors continue to be an exciting area of research and...

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Northwestern University Study Shares News Insights into Aging Guided by Transcriptome, Gene Length Imbalance

Findings could lead to deeper understanding of why we age, and to medical laboratory tests and treatments to slow or even reverse aging Can humans control aging by keeping their genes long and balanced? Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois,...

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Major Breakthrough in Human Genome Sequencing, as Full Y Chromosome Sequencing Completed after a More than 20 Year Journey

Clinical laboratories and pathology groups may soon have new assays for diagnosis, treatment identification, patient monitoring It’s here at last! The human Y chromosome now has a full and complete sequence. This achievement by an international team of genetic...

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