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NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Vince Stine, PhD
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In 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act to reduce the growing federal deficit.  The law  required the legislative body to develop and implement a ten year plan for cutting federal spending by $1.2 trillion that would take effect on January 1, 2013.  If they failed to reach an agreement auto...(Read More)
By Doug Dix, PhD, DABCC, FACB
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No professionals care more about quality than clinical chemists. We monitor the precision of every assay, the relevance of every test, and the accuracy of every laboratory. But we let institutional, grant, and editorial review boards operate behind the scenes and without oversight (1). No one has e...(Read More)
By Gregory J. Buffone, PhD
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​Since the introduction of critical results reporting by Lundberg over 30 years ago certain issues have remained controversial to this day, at least at our institution, e.g., is it critical or is it simply medically important information?  And, if it’s medically important is the laboratory obligate...(Read More)
By James Faix, MD
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There have been many salutes to Rich Flaherty this year, marking his retirement after serving as AACC’s Executive Vice President for two decades. But it is unlikely that any will match the warm remembrance he himself offered at the recent fall meeting of the Southeast Local Section. On a particular...(Read More)
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