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How many decimals does your ultrasensitive-PSA have?

The original poster’s lab recently changed to 2 decimal places, but he noticed that major reference labs vary a lot in how many decimal places they report (from 1 to 3) and is wondering what other labs do. A couple respondents say that labs should not report out to 3 decimal places unless they’ve validated PSA results to that decimal place. Another respondent provided a link to a paper on this issue that concludes that each lab must perform independent statistical analysis to determine the appropriate significant figure limitations for clinically relevant analytes such as PSA.

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Ethics for Laboratory Medicine

This podcast from AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal discusses the particular ethical issues that are unique to laboratory medicine and other areas in which ethical issues uniquely impact laboratory practice.

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Fundamentals of Molecular Pathology

This AACC Certificate Program presents the essentials of molecular pathology and provides lab medicine professionals with an understanding of nine different areas of study within this field, from next-generation sequencing to validating molecular assays in oncology.

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