Shortage of Registered Pathologists in India Continues to Put Patients at Risk in Illegal Labs that Defy Bombay Court Orders

Professional pathologist’s organization in Maharashtra, India, demands that the government’s Directorate of Medical Education and Research intensify enforcement of laws regulating clinical pathology labs, or suspend the director for failing to comply There are thousands more medical laboratories in India than there are certified pathologists to supervise and direct them. This is becoming a source of conflict. On one side are consumers who want quality medical laboratory testing services they...

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory in a Suitcase Travels to Farms to Test Livestock

New molecular point-of-care testing systems already being tested in several African countries Pathologists will be interested to learn that sophisticated point-of-care molecular diagnostics testing is now being done on livestock in farms. This is a giant leap forward for point-of-care testing, as there are now commercially available suitcase-sized devices used to perform molecular diagnostic tests for avian flu in livestock. These molecular testing systems are undergoing trials in Africa,...
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