More Community Hospital Pathology Laboratories Are Ready to Tackle Molecular Testing for Infectious Disease and Cancer

Clinical pathology laboratories often find it difficult to get accurate information about various molecular and genetic assays Because of advances in automated molecular systems and less complex technologies, it is now possible for more clinical pathology laboratories in community hospitals to establish their own molecular diagnostics testing program. This is particularly true of testing for infectious disease and cancer. At the same time that local pathology and clinical laboratories have...

Market Demand for Top-Performing Pathologists Means Higher Compensation

Number of Employee Pathologists Grows Even as Private Pathology Groups Do Well Demand for pathologists is strong and growing. That’s good for the profession, but makes it more challenging for labs and pathology groups to recruit top talent. Lots of bidders for the best pathology talent means that skilled pathologists-particularly those with subspecialty expertise-are commanding more money and richer compensation and benefits packages. “In certain respects, it is a boom time in...

A Tale of Two Analyzers and Other Thoughts from AACC 2008

There were plenty of new and interesting analyzers, lab tests, and other products on display this week in Washington, DC, at the exhibition during the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Dark Daily was there to take it all in and to identify emerging trends in laboratory and pathology management. There were new instrument systems galore, because many in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers use the AACC exhibition as the place to unveil their latest...
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