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The drawbacks of home tests include that consumers can easily self-diagnose and self-treat as well as misinterpret the results, says Sharon Geaghan, MD, an emerita associate professor of pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California. Despite these potential risks, ther...(Read More)
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Mergers and acquisitions will continue to be the norm as implementation of the Affordable Care Act accelerates. As new networks form, there will be questions about setting up new physician practices as well as redefining the roles of existing ones. In short, laboratories must meet a wide variety of...(Read More)
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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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