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A new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation spells out what labs can and cannot do with proficiency testing (PT) samples and provides a three-tiered system of penalties for labs that break the rules. It particularly emphasizes the worst PT offense: referring a PT specimen to a...(Read More)
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Lyme disease may be much more common than previously thought, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency released study results at the 2013 International Congress on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-borne Diseases that suggest the disease occurs at a rate 10 times ...(Read More)
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Primary care physicians (PCPs) confront bottlenecks in ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, and there are opportunities for laboratorians to help PCPs use these tests in better ways, reports an article published in the August issue of CLN. The insights come from a survey conducted by the Cen...(Read More)
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Let’s say that you’re the first person to diagnose prostate cancer by detecting a specific protein in blood. If you’re looking to patent such an invention, you may be out of luck. Bill Malone, managing editor of Clinical Laboratory News, discusses what’s patent-eligible and what isn’t during an As...(Read More)
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