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The COVID-19 pandemic shows data that health screenings, including cervical screenings for women, have dropped. Experts recommend clinical laboratorians to prepare to advise health systems and clinicians not only on test selection and interpretation, but also how various screening efforts should restart.
Genetic testing during the perimortem period (on or before time of death) poses a number of unique challenges for laboratorians and clinicians. An expert in this area outlines a plan for dealing with concerns, emphasizing appropriate laboratory stewardship and excellent care for both patients and patients’ families.

Ask the Expert

Gurmukh Singh, MD, PhD, MBA, discusses why labs should report incidental findings from serum protein electrophoresis and serum immunofixation electrophoresis, instead of solely focusing on whether or not monoclonal immunoglobulins are present.

Bench Matters

Federal Insider

Twenty associations, clinical laboratories, and in vitro diagnostics companies joined an AACC-led coalition calling on Congress to increase funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue its efforts to harmonize the reporting of clinical laboratory test results.

Industry Playbook

Regulatory Roundup

The Sample