Expanding Role of the Clinical Lab

Denise L. Uettwiller-Geiger, PhD

Denise L. Uettwiller-Geiger, PhD, MT(ASCP), DLM(ASCP)

May 2009

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Infectious diseases are a leading health care concern around the world, and medical professionals have to be knowledgeable about testing options for these pathogens in order to provide optimal patient care and maintain institutional certifications. Dr. Uetwiller-Geiger’s presentation highlights advances in infectious disease testing that will help the clinical and lab communities optimize patient care and institutional infection control. She also emphasizes the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to infectious disease testing as it pertains to patient care and occupational safety.




Dr. Denise Uettwiller-Geiger is Director of Laboratories, Director of Clinical Research, and a Clinical Chemist in the Clinical Laboratories of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). She has authored articles, abstracts, and book chapters on subjects including laboratory management, laboratory automation, patient safety, cardiac markers, endocrinology, and immunoassays. She is a Past President for the Clinical Ligand Society, and in 2001 was nominated for the Woman of Distinction Award from the First Senate District in New York State. Her clinical research interests have focused in the areas of infectious disease, cardiac markers, and fertility. She has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials.

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