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Defining, identifying, and rapidly communicating critical values is essential to the quality of care, but it can be difficult to keep up with in clinical laboratories as the workload continues to increase. Laboratories are expected to be more efficient without compromising patient safety. The Octob...(Read More)
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The 2012 Kidney Disease, Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease introduces new recommendations for laboratory testing and interpretation of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This guideline has already made a significant ...(Read More)
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Avoiding false-negative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) results in the emergency department is critical to preventing birth defects or loss of pregnancy, which can result if a pregnant woman is subjected to treatments that are detrimental to a fetus. To reduce these false-negatives, “laboratoria...(Read More)
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Companion diagnostics (CDx) are becoming more and more essential to a drug’s regulatory approval and clinical use, writes Arron S.L. Xu, PhD, in the September issue of CLN. Pharmaceutical companies have come to rely on genomic biomarkers to elucidate disease pathways, stratify patient populations, ...(Read More)
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