The Status of Laboratory MedicineCDC Report Hit the Mark, But Will It Drive Change?By Phil Kibak
In 2006, the CDC announced an ambitious project—to define and identify best practices in laboratory medicine, an effort to transform the field over the next decade. Now, the agency has issued a draft of their commissioned report, “Laboratory Medicine: A National Status Report.”
Saliva Tests: Ready to Spit?Oral-based Tests Poised for Wider Array of Analytes By Gina Rollins
Researchers have long believed that saliva is a window to the body. Now new technology and discoveries are making oral fluid diagnostic a real-world alternative to serum for some analytes.
ROC CurvesUncovering the Pearls and Avoiding the Pitfalls By David Plaut
ROC curve analysis can help select tests, determine cutoffs, and establish clinical accuracy. However, this deceptively straightforward tool must be carefully applied.
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