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An analysis of automated critical value (CV) notifications found in the vast majority of cases that they led to new treatments, further clinical evaluations, and closer monitoring. The study, published in Clinical Biochemistry, reported these changes in clinician care management behavior when CV al...(Read More)
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The quality of laboratory aspects of troponin testing in clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and consensus documents needs to be improved, finds a new study, published in Clinica Chimica Acta. As such, the European Federation of Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) and the Union of European Medical Specialis...(Read More)
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New research, recently presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, brings good news about a test that could become an alternative to the more expensive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. A team from the Oregon State Public Health Lab modified a new tes...(Read More)
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Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) tests help evaluate if prescribed, high-risk medications are working safely and effectively, and they can help assess the patient’s health—yet they are not always performed as recommended. A study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine determined that a patien...(Read More)
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