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Best Practices in Molecular Assay Validation for Laboratory-Developed Tests

This comprehensive white paper is designed to be your go-to guide, providing invaluable insights into critical success factors and essential functions crucial for maintaining compliance and delivering reliable results. Tailored for clinical molecular laboratory staff, this resource delves into the tangible aspects of compliant method validation, offering practical strategies for proving the accuracy and efficacy of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs).

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Point of Care Testing for Infectious Diseases: Navigating CLIA Compliance and Ensuring Quality

This white paper serves as a practical guide to enhance the understanding of the POCT team regarding critical success factors and essential functions needed to sustain compliance and produce reliable results. It focuses on the tangible aspects of good laboratory practice and regulatory compliance in routine and urgent patient care settings. This resource will be particularly beneficial to nursing and other clinical staff involved in patient testing.

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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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UCLA Researchers Discover Organisms in Semen Microbiome That Affect Sperm Motility and Male Fertility

Study findings could lead to new clinical laboratory testing biomarkers designed to assess for male infertility Clinical laboratories are increasingly performing tests that have as their biomarkers the DNA and enzymes found in human microbiota. And microbiologists and...

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Separate Reports Shed Light on Why CDC SARS-CoV-2 Test Kits Failed During Start of COVID-19 Pandemic

HHS Office of Inspector General was the latest to examine the quality control problems that led to distribution of inaccurate test to clinical laboratories nationwide Failure on the part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to produce accurate,...

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Australia Moves to Fully Eliminate Cervical Cancer by 2035, Especially in Underserved and Diverse Populations

By emphasizing HPV vaccinations while having clinical laboratories continue to perform Pap smears, Australia’s rate of cervical cancer has dropped notably There is currently a global push to completely eradicate cervical cancer and Australia is leading the way with...

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Rice University Researchers Are Developing an Implantable Cancer Therapeutic Device That May Reduce Cancer Deaths by Half

Immunotherapy device could also enable clinical laboratories to receive in vivo biomarker data wirelessly Researchers from Rice University in Houston and seven other states in the US are working on a new oncotherapy sense-and-respond implant that could dramatically...

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Scientists in Italy Develop Hierarchical Artificial Intelligence System to Analyze Bacterial Species in Culture Plates

New artificial intelligence model agrees with interpretations of human medical technologists and microbiologists with extraordinary accuracy Microbiology laboratories will be interested in news from Brescia University in Italy, where researchers reportedly have...

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University of Southern California Researchers Develop Vaccine That Boosts Immunity and Helps Patients Avoid Deadly Infections While in Hospitals

New vaccine could give clinical laboratories and antimicrobial stewardship programs the tool they need to dramatically reduce hospital-acquired infections Healthcare providers and clinical laboratories continue to struggle against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)...

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Pathology Lab Shortages in New Zealand Are One Cause in Long Delays in Melanoma Diagnoses

Similar diagnostic delays due to clinical laboratory staff shortages are reported in other nations as well Critical pathology shortages are causing lengthy delays for clinical laboratory test results in New Zealand, according to a report that states some patients are...

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Experimental Low-Cost Blood Test Can Detect Multiple Cancers, Researchers Say

Test uses a new ultrasensitive immunoassay to detect a known clinical laboratory diagnostic protein biomarker for many common cancers Researchers from Mass General Brigham, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University’s Wyss Institute and other institutions...

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Federal Government Bans Elizabeth Holmes from Participating in Government Health Programs for 90 Years

Theranos founder and former CEO continues down the path she began by defrauding her investors and lying to clinical laboratory leaders about her technology’s capabilities In the latest from the Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos scandal, the federal government has banned...

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