Tools for Benchmarking PerformanceHow Lean, Six Sigma Improve Lab Efficiency and QualityBy Phil Kibak
Results of a recent study show that Lean management techniques show significant benefits over traditional management methods in improving TAT, maintaining workflow, and improving outliers.
Beyond PSADo Novel Markers of Prostate Cancer Offer Better Specificity?By Deborah Levenson
Advances in molecular diagnostics, better knowledge of the human genome, and proteomic tools have yielded several promising, novel biomarkers of prostate cancer. EPCA-2, PCA3, and certain risk alleles lead the list of candidates, but still need better validation, researchers say.
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Recognizing the Sources of Interferences in ImmunoassaysAmitava Dasgupta, PhD, DABCC
Today, labs rely chiefly on competition immunoassays to establish the relationship between plasma drug concentration and therapeutic response and/or toxicity. But results can be misleading because of cross-reactants that are present in the sample.
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