April 2007 Clinical Laboratory News: Volume 33, Number 4


New NACB Guidelines Emphasize Cardiac Troponin for ACS
Single Cutpoint, Quick Turnaround, and POCT Top Recommendations
By Deborah Levenson
  An NACB committee reviewed 8 years of research since the Academy's previous guidelines and found overwhelming evidence that all patients with suspected ACS should have cTn tests
CDC Ponders Proficiency Testing Updates
Can Revised Regulations Catch Up with New Tests and Analytes?
By Julie McDowell
  The current PT regulations have been in place since 1992, and now efforts to update them are beginning. The CDC PT Workgroup wants laboratorians to weigh in on what needs to be improved.
Nutritional Genomic Testing
What Role Will Clinical Labs Play?
By José M. Ordovas, PhD
  Though patients can’t yet ask for tests to help decide what to eat dinner, the time is coming when physicians might be asking labs how to interpret new genetic tests aimed at connecting diet to disease.
Labs Among Most Wired Hospital Departments
News From the FDA
Diagnostic Profiles
Industry Profiles
Washington Profiles
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