New Guidelines Aim to Raise Standards for Laboratory-Acquired Infections in Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Medical laboratory directors and pathologists are likely to find their lab’s safety standards increasingly under the spotlight Clinical laboratories and pathology groups should be aware of new safety guidelines that address the risk of laboratory-acquired infections (LAI). A panel of experts convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released safety guidelines for medical laboratory workers. The guidelines are intended to improve safety specifically in diagnostic...

New Rapid Molecular Pathology Test for Tuberculosis Wins Favor with World Health Organization

Medical Laboratory Test Offers Improved Accuracy and Faster Time-To-Answer It’s big news when an international health body endorses a new proprietary clinical laboratory test. That’s why pathologists will be interested to learn that, earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) publicly recommended that nations incorporate a new rapid molecular test for tuberculosis into their disease testing programs. The clinical laboratory test that the World Health Organization endorsed is the...
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