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Uniformity in how cardiac troponin assays are analytically and clinically validated is needed to facilitate between assay comparisons, write Fred S. Apple, PhD, DABCC; Judd Hollander, MD; Alan H.B. Wu, PhD, DABCC; and Allan S. Jaffe, MD, FACB, in an opinion piece recently published in Clinical Chem...(Read More)
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© University of Washington A new app, developed by a team at the University of Washington (UW), aims to one day help parents screen for jaundice in newborn babies at home. Called BiliCam​, the app works using a smartphone’s camera and flash, as well as a small color calibration card. Virtually ev...(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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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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