Fasting for Cholesterol Testing May Be Unnecessary: That Could Ease the Morning Rush of Patients at Clinical Laboratories

Clinical laboratories may see a reduction in the early-morning crowds of fasting patients who have come in for cholesterol testing For the clinical laboratory testing industry, a new Canadian study suggesting that people may not need to fast before getting a cholesterol test could prove a boon for staffing and operations at patient service centers. That’s because fasting-patients crowd phlebotomy centers in the early morning hours to get their blood drawn so they can eat breakfast. It is...

Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) Brings the Laboratory to the Patient at the Point of Care

Clinical laboratories will increasingly provide emergency diagnostic services through mobile-unit near-patient testing In an innovation designed to bring the laboratory to the patient, use of a mobile stroke unit (MSU) shortened the time to treatment decision for acute stroke patients. MSUs equipped with imaging systems and medical laboratory point-of-care testing proved capable of providing early diagnosis and intervention. Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers will immediately...
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