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Metagenomic next-generation sequencing, which analyzes a broad spectrum of microorganisms at once, could enable faster diagnoses and avoid negative outcomes like inappropriate therapies. Two factors—cost and workflow—could determine how fast this tool disseminates
By blending a passion for science and patient care, clinical laboratory scientists have endless possibilities in their careers. And reports show that these jobs will grow nearly twice as fast as the overall job market.

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A complicated and detailed process, validating multiple analyzers at different sites can be made more efficient and effective by using a single validation protocol for each platform validated, including a multidisciplinary team to work on the project, and communicating to all staff throughout the initiative.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has implemented a new rule that requires hospitals to publish pricing information on all of their services. Though hospitals believe the information will confuse patients, CMS hopes lowers costs.

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