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Can Oxidized Triglycerides Be a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Diseases?
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Learning New Tricks From an Old Dog
7/9/2013 5:09 PM |
Dina Greene, PhD
This week our blog post is from the 2013 George Grannis Award Winner, Dina Greene. Congratulations to Dr. Greene on this great accomplishment! When I began working at my current institution I was surprised to learn that we perform all of our hemoglobinopathy screens using both HPLC and isoelectri...(
Posted at 7/9/2013 5:09 PM | Tags:
Analyzer Selection in the “Adult” Hospital Setting – What’s Your Method?
6/26/2013 11:56 AM |
Danyel H. Tacker
I’ve just emerged from a cave of analyzer & automation selection. We haven’t even had the kick-off meeting, and I’m exhausted (in a good, exhilarated way). This leads me to wonder, “Did I ‘do’ too much? Or did I conduct myself in the spirit of true, due diligence?” Before I open the floor, I’...(
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How to deal with the human aspects of introducing new technology to the clinical lab?
2/19/2013 11:55 AM |
Christine Snozek, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Introducing any form of change is challenging: humans are change-resistant by nature, and this is even more true for those individuals whose personalities are well-suited for the clinical laboratory with its stringent regulations and SOP-driven nature. That being said, change is inevitable even ...(
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A preanalytical problem or something more!
2/5/2013 4:45 PM |
Sutirtha Chakraborty, MD & William Winter, MD, DABCC, FACB
Case: A member of the technical staff informed the author that he had encountered a problematic sample. The technician stated that on centrifuging the sample (that had been collected in a gel vacutainer tube), proper separation of the cells and the serum did not occur (Figure 1, left side). He was...(
Posted at 2/5/2013 4:45 PM | Tags:
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