Trends in Recruitment and RetentionHow Can Labs Thrive Despite the Staffing Shortage?By Bill MaloneWhile laboratorians have been dealing with staffing shortages for years, many have found that they can attract and retain staff by emphasizing professional development and team-oriented management approaches. Others are tackling their long-term staffing problems by investing in the education of the next generation of workers.
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Beyond BreathalyzersWhat Clinical Niche Will Breath Tests Fill?By Genna RollinsWith robust research underway on many fronts, experts say breath-based testing is poised to find a solid place in clinical practice.Online ExtraAdditional References on Breath Testing
Bloodstream PathogensRapid Identification using PNA FISHBy Donna M. Wolk, PhD, DABMM, and Linda D. HilbertEarly and appropriate antimicrobial therapy is vital to the outcome of patients infected with blood stream pathogens. Compared to traditional microbiology methods, PNA FISH provides more timely and definitive results, giving clinical labs using this method an excellent opportunity to improve patient care.
Patentability of Diagnostic Method ClaimsNew Court Ruling is Good News for Manufacturers, but for How Long?By Brian S. Sun, Esq. A recent Federal Circuit Court ruling in favor of patent eligibility of diagnostic applications based on the machine or transformation test was good news for diagnostic manufacturers. But further arguments in the Supreme Court regarding patent claims could be on the horizon.
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