Monthly Archives: February 2014

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28 02, 2014

New Pathology-supported Decision-making Initiatives Improving the Value of Care

By |February 28th, 2014|Laboratory Equipment|Comments Off on New Pathology-supported Decision-making Initiatives Improving the Value of Care

The demands posed by health care law and changing population patterns are driving health care providers to seek new ways to contain costs and improve the quality of care. A report published by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) describes a new pathology-supported decision-making strategy that will greatly improve the quality and value of care. [...]

26 02, 2014

Polio-like Syndrome Detected in Five California Children

By |February 26th, 2014|Laboratory Tests|Comments Off on Polio-like Syndrome Detected in Five California Children

Recent reports of a mysterious illness with polio-like symptoms in a few California children is worrying and baffling medical experts. Polio had been declared eradicated in the United States over three decades ago. Neurologists reported evidence of polio-like symptoms in five California children, but are still trying to determine the actual cause of the ailment. [...]

21 02, 2014

ChemWell® Fusion – Single Platform for ELISA and CLIA Assay Processing

By |February 21st, 2014|Awareness Technology, Chemistry Analyzers|Comments Off on ChemWell® Fusion – Single Platform for ELISA and CLIA Assay Processing

Introduced in the 1980s, ELISA (Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) is a non-radioactive technology that allows the development of products in the microplate format. Processing times (testing that begins from biological samples) required for products using ELISA technology can take 3-4 hours. Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA) detection, which made its appearance in the early 1990s, is based [...]

13 02, 2014

Blood Testing for Drug-free Sport – the Sochi Olympics

By |February 13th, 2014|Blood Collection, Blood Testing|Comments Off on Blood Testing for Drug-free Sport – the Sochi Olympics

Doping in sport is a serious challenge, ruining the reputation of the sport, robbing true athletes of their integrity and putting the athlete's health at risk. All eyes are now on the athletes at the Sochi Olympics that kicked off on February 7. Right at the outset, it was made clear that International Olympic and [...]

8 02, 2014

Abbott Diagnostics Hematology Analyzers – Multiple Technologies for Improved Results

By |February 8th, 2014|Abbott Diagnostics, Hematology Analyzers|Comments Off on Abbott Diagnostics Hematology Analyzers – Multiple Technologies for Improved Results

All Abbott Diagnostics hematology analyzers offer advanced diagnostic capabilities for clinical laboratories. They feature multiple technologies that improve accuracy and increase the number of reportable results. Several top models of Abbott analyzers enable multi-dimensional cell classification with MAPSS technology. MAPSS stands for Multi-Angle Polarized Scatter Separation and it allow a high level of interrogation. With [...]

1 02, 2014

Greiner Bio-One Products – Improved Blood Collection and Reduced Risks

By |February 1st, 2014|Blood Collection, Greiner Bio-One|Comments Off on Greiner Bio-One Products – Improved Blood Collection and Reduced Risks

Phlebotomy or the procedure that removes blood from the body is risky because it can expose health workers and patients to blood from other persons. This puts them at risk of pathogens carried by blood such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and much more. Training on and [...]