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Covering genotypic testing for drug-resistant mutations, virus cluster detection and response, and programs in action, this free white paper is for health laboratory directors interested in reducing the impact of HIV drug resistance.
This special report provides an overview of Lean Six Sigma concepts and illustrates how the model serves as a useful ally for labs in the current clinical diagnostic environment. Organizations that adopt the Lean Six Sigma methodology learn how to reduce waste, cut costs, improve quality and enhance outcomes.
Portrait of a Microbiology Lab: Implementing Total Laboratory Automation in a Limited-Resource Environment
This free white paper details the factors that were critical to success of the TLA project and describes how automation helped redefine the clinical value of the hospital’s microbiology laboratory. You’ll learn about how the microbiology TLA conversion unfolded, the lab team involved to handle the project and the issues the team faced to get the job done.
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.
This white paper will assist pathology leaders in gaining a complete understanding of how a true SaaS LIS can overcome today’s pathology laboratory challenges while making key points to include in your organization’s internal cloud discussions. In addition, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of where your pathology laboratory stands with respect to its own cloud journey.
Prioritizing a Digitization Project in Your Clinical Laboratory: Where, How, and Why Other Labs Made Changes
This white paper demonstrates how some clinical lab directors and technical supervisors relieved the unnecessary labor and hazards in one of the most common analog-world bottlenecks and also identifies three commonly overlooked existing resources for taking first steps to streamline instrument checks and documentation in the lab today.
University of Athens Researchers Create Wooden Tongue Depressor with Biosensing Capabilities Capable of Identifying Biomarkers
Scientists believe the biodegradable device could someday help detect multiple saliva biomarkers. If true, it might provide a new type of test for clinical laboratories When it comes to tongue depressors, it turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. Researchers...
Researchers at Stanford University Discover Gene Variant That Appears to Protect Individuals from Both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
Study findings may lead to new clinical laboratory tests, as well as vaccines and immunotherapies for neurodegenerative diseases Research into the human genome continues to produce useful new insights. This time, a study led by researchers at Stanford University...
Collected data could give healthcare providers and clinical laboratories a practical view of individuals’ oral microbiota and lead to new diagnostic assays When people hear about microbiome research, they usually think of the study of gut bacteria which Dark Daily has...
Research findings could lead to new biomarkers for genetic tests and give clinical laboratories new capabilities to diagnose different health conditions New insights continue to emerge about “junk DNA” (aka, non-coding DNA). For pathologists and clinical laboratories,...
Wastewater Analysis Continues to be an Effective Tool for Tracking Deadly Infectious Diseases in Human Communities
In addition to viruses, wastewater analysis can also be used to detect the presence of chemical substances such as opioids Wastewater surveillance and analysis continues to be a useful tool for detecting the prevalence of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and...
In Early Weeks of Flu Season, COVID-19 Patients Show Milder Symptoms as SARS-CoV-2 Continues to Evolve
Doctors report difficulty differentiating COVID-19 from other viral infections, impacting clinical laboratory test orders Because the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is in the same family of viruses that cause the common cold and influenza, virologists expected this...
Google DeepMind Says Its New Artificial Intelligence Tool Can Predict Which Genetic Variants Are Likely to Cause Disease
Genetic engineers at the lab used the new tool to generate a catalog of 71 million possible missense variants, classifying 89% as either benign or pathogenic Genetic engineers continue to use artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning to develop research tools...
Millions of cancelled healthcare appointments and lengthy waits for care abound in UK, New Zealand, and in the US Strikes continue on multiple continents as thousands of healthcare workers walk off the job. Doctors, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, phlebotomists...
Might Bacteria be Used to Identify Cancer Cells? Some Researchers Using Synthetic Biology and Genetic Engineering Techniques Say ‘Yes’
Cellular healthcare is an approach that goes beyond clinical laboratory testing to identify the location of specific cancer cells and aid in treatment decisions Advances in synthetic biology and genetic engineering are leading to development of bacterial biosensors...
Data Theft at 23andMe Leaks Genetic and Personal Information for Thousands, Targets Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese
Federal class action lawsuit looms as genetics company searches for what went wrong; a reminder to clinical laboratories of the importance of protecting patient information Several years ago, security experts warned that biotechnology and genomics company 23andMe,...
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