New Heparin Standards Will the Change Make a Discernable Difference In Coagulation Monitoring?By Genna Rollins
Updated standards for unfractionated heparin are expected to reduce the drug’s potency, but experts question what practical impact the changes will have.
Interpretive Comments on Test ResultsHow Far Should Labs Go?By Bill Malone
While recent reports suggest that interpretations on lab reports help prevent misdiagnoses, labs experimenting with interpretive comments say they tread a fine line between helping physicians assimilate information from the lab without contributing to information overload.
Vitamin D TestingHow Will We Get It Right?By Rosemary L. Schleicher, PhD, and Christine M. Pfeiffer, PhD
The demand for vitamin D testing has dramatically increased in recent years, leading clinicians to grapple with new analytical methods and differences in standard reference materials.
Report: Stroke Care Needs Improvement
H1N1 Spreads Across the United StatesTips on Handling the Spike in Demand for Testing
An interview with Ron Wince, president and CEO of Guidon Performance Solutions, on how labs can improve efficiency in order to handle an increased demand for flu testing.
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A Decade of Change: Major Lab Medicine Milestones Eye on Reimbursement: 2010
Eye on Reimbursement: 2010