May 2014 Clinical Laboratory News: Volume 40, Number 5

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The Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Revolution
How Quickly Will New Methods Replace Culture?
By Genna Rollins

New technologies for rapidly identifying pathogens have already entered clinical practice, and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. Which of these methods will prove to have the most impact on patient outcomes, and will they collectively make traditional culture methods obsolete?

FDA Moves on Blood Glucose Meters
Manufacturers, Labs Wary of Big Changes
By Bill Malone

FDA has proposed tough new standards for blood glucose meters that, for the first time, set a higher bar for meters used in hospitals than those intended for lay users.


Cardiac Troponin
Serial Ordering Recommendations: For Today and Tomorrow
By Sara Love, PhD, and Fred Apple, PhD, DABCC

Despite being the gold standard for diagnosing acute myocardial infarction, confusion remains among clinicians and laboratorians about the timing, frequency, and duration for measuring cardiac troponin.


MGUS Racial Disparities Highlighted


Regulatory Profiles
Industry Profiles
Diagnostic Profiles
News From the FDA

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