Monthly Archives: September 2014

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30 09, 2014

Reliable Hematology Diluents for CBC

By |September 30th, 2014|Hematology Analyzers|Comments Off on Reliable Hematology Diluents for CBC

The complete blood count (CBC) is a very useful screening test, which experts recommend should be done annually. It allows physicians to diagnose numerous conditions such as problems with clotting, iron or other vitamin and mineral deficiencies, heart disease, allergies, autoimmune disorders, bone marrow issues, cancer, infection or inflammation, and reaction to medication. All or [...]

29 09, 2014

Microscope Ergonomics

By |September 29th, 2014|Microscopes|Comments Off on Microscope Ergonomics

The microscope is one of the most frequently used instruments in clinical and research laboratories. However, long hours of peering at objects under the lenses can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MDS) including pain in the neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands. Eyestrain is also an issue. In addition to affecting users, MSDs result in employers [...]

26 09, 2014

Purchasing Recertified Centrifuges

By |September 26th, 2014|Centrifuges, Lab Equipment|Comments Off on Purchasing Recertified Centrifuges

Recertified centrifuges are a practical and economical alternative for small and medium-sized laboratories with budget constraints. These recertified devices are used instruments that lab equipment vendors purchase and refurbish to meet original manufacturer specifications. They are then sold at a price much lower than new. Properly functioning laboratory instruments are an important aspect of good [...]

25 09, 2014

Growing Importance of Diagnosis at the Point of Care

By |September 25th, 2014|Abbott Laboratories, Point of Care Analyzers|Comments Off on Growing Importance of Diagnosis at the Point of Care

The development of portable diagnostic point of care analyzers and other monitoring devices has resulted in timely, rapid treatment to the patient. These self-contained devices allow diagnoses to be made in the physician's office, the home, an ambulance, in the hospital, and other settings. Patients no longer have to wait hours or even days for [...]

24 09, 2014

Patients Ready to Undergo HIV Testing in Dental Settings, Finds Study

By |September 24th, 2014|HIV Testing, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics|Comments Off on Patients Ready to Undergo HIV Testing in Dental Settings, Finds Study

Several studies have reported that more than 20% of people living with HIV in the U.S. are unaware of their viral infection. The Centers for Disease Control Routine and Prevention (CDC) recommends HIV testing should be routinely done for all people ages 13-64, yet surveys show that up to 16% of those infected with HIV [...]

23 09, 2014

New Efficiency Standard for Refrigerators and Freezers

By |September 23rd, 2014|Refrigerator Freezers|Comments Off on New Efficiency Standard for Refrigerators and Freezers

A new energy efficiency standard for household refrigerators and freezers became law recently. According to a report, the new standards require that refrigerators be 25 percent to 30 percent more efficient that those manufactured just a year ago. The current upgrade is the result of a 2010 joint recommendation to the DOE from refrigerator manufacturers, [...]

22 09, 2014

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month – Endometrial Cancer Alert

By |September 22nd, 2014|Endometrial Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer|Comments Off on Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month – Endometrial Cancer Alert

The Foundation for Women's Cancer has observed the month of September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GACM) since 1999. Every year, the emphasis is on reaching out to women who have not been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer and creating awareness among them about prevention strategies and screening for early detection of the condition. This year [...]

19 09, 2014

Advanced Blood Gas Analyzers Enhance Diagnostic Testing

By |September 19th, 2014|Blood Gas Analyzers, Lab Equipment|Comments Off on Advanced Blood Gas Analyzers Enhance Diagnostic Testing

As the status of blood gas plays a key role in the evaluation of the critically ill patients, it is crucial for the clinical labs as well as healthcare facilities to have reliable analyzers to deliver rapid and reliable results. Advanced blood gas analyzers can streamline work processes and reduce errors in clinical labs or [...]

18 09, 2014

Study Finds Hospital Elevator Buttons a Hidden Source of Bacteria

By |September 18th, 2014|Disinfectants, Lab Equipment|Comments Off on Study Finds Hospital Elevator Buttons a Hidden Source of Bacteria

Cross-contamination is a prevalent problem, mainly in hospitals. According to recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospital-acquired infections now affect one in 25 patients. A new Sunnybrook-led study of three large urban hospitals finds that elevator buttons are more likely to be colonized by bacteria than toilet surfaces. Published [...]

17 09, 2014

Randox to Revolutionize Healthcare with Innovative Diagnostics Solutions

By |September 17th, 2014|Clinical Chemistry Analyzers|Comments Off on Randox to Revolutionize Healthcare with Innovative Diagnostics Solutions

A market leader within the in vitro diagnostics industry, Randox provides high quality, innovative solutions to make diagnostic testing faster, with higher accuracy and reliability. Founded in 1982 in Crumlin, Co. Antrim, the company manufactures 3.2 billion diagnostic tests per year and approximately 4% of the total usage of tests in the world. Committed to [...]