Here Come High-Sensitivity cTn AssaysWhy Labs Need to Gear up NowBy Genna RollinsNext-generation high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays are about to hit the market in the U.S. but likely will be challenging for labs to implement. Learn about these tests now and be ready to help clinicians use and interpret them.
Clinical CollaborationsA Pathway to Improved Patient Care?By Bill MaloneA common refrain among laboratorians has long been that the profession does not get the respect it deserves nor the visibility it needs to fulfill its potential as an essential part of patient care. As clinical guidelines become increasingly important and clinicians find themselves less familiar with the plethora of lab tests, AACC leaders are forging collaborations with cardiologists, endocrinologists, and other specialists to ensure that critical contributions of the lab are represented.
HbA1cAn Overview of Current Analytical Testing IssuesBy Randie R. Little, PhD, and Curt L. RohlfingWith the heightened attention on HbA1c for optimal diabetes treatment and diagnosis, it is imperative that clinical labs have accurate and reliable methods to measure the marker. Learn about efforts to improve HbA1c testing, as well as the analytical issues laboratories should consider for optimal assay performance.
Enter a Search Word, Track Its UsageGoogle’s New Visualization Tool Google has launched an amazing new tool that allows the frequency of specific words and phrases to be tracked in centuries of books.
MTs and CLSs Make List of Top CareersIn its annual survey of high-demand careers, “The 50 Best Careers of 2011,” U.S. News & World Report named medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists among the top careers.
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