Monthly Archives: March 2015

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31 03, 2015

New Report: Clinical Laboratory Tests Market to Reach $148.82 Billion by 2020

By |March 31st, 2015|Laboratory Tests|Comments Off on New Report: Clinical Laboratory Tests Market to Reach $148.82 Billion by 2020

Accurate and timely lab test results enable healthcare providers to make the right diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. Laboratory tests are undoubtedly an important component in the healthcare service spectrum. According to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc, the global market for clinical laboratory tests is poised to grow at a significant rate in [...]

30 03, 2015

New Blood Test Can Prevent Antibiotic Misuse

By |March 30th, 2015|Blood Testing|Comments Off on New Blood Test Can Prevent Antibiotic Misuse

Antibiotics, one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine, can successfully fight life-threatening infections. However, misuse and overuse of antibiotics are responsible for antibiotic resistance, when the prescribed drug becomes ineffective to treat the bacterial infection. Faced with the delay in identifying the bacteria or virus which is responsible for an infection, doctors often prescribe [...]

27 03, 2015

Tips to Prevent Pipetting Errors

By |March 27th, 2015|Pipettes|Comments Off on Tips to Prevent Pipetting Errors

Laboratory liquid handling quality assurance programs commonly focus on pipette calibration, repair and maintenance. Best practices are crucial in laboratories to provide reliable and error-free liquid delivery. Sources of errors in pipetting include improper operator technique to fluid viscosity issues, variable environmental factors and internal pipette component damage. The following measures can go a long [...]

25 03, 2015

Siemens Enhances Automated Urinalysis with Two New Advanced Analyzers

By |March 25th, 2015|Siemens, Urinalysis Analyzers|Comments Off on Siemens Enhances Automated Urinalysis with Two New Advanced Analyzers

Siemens Diagnostics has added on to its vast portfolio of disease management solutions with two new automated urine testing systems - the CLINITEK Novus Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer and CLINITEK AUWi PRO Automated Urine Station. Both these easy-to-operate instruments are designed to manage a broad spectrum of tests and produce reliable results. They are a [...]

23 03, 2015

Equipment Leasing can Improve a Medical Laboratory’s Balance Sheet

By |March 23rd, 2015|Laboratory Equipment|Comments Off on Equipment Leasing can Improve a Medical Laboratory’s Balance Sheet

State-of-the-art medical laboratory equipment can provide rapid and accurate testing services, but is very expensive. Small and medium-sized labs and those with budget constraints simple cannot afford such instruments. Leasing lab equipment is a convenient and practical alternative to buying it outright. This option allows them to meet the increased demand for testing and stay [...]

20 03, 2015

Study Says Simple Blood Test Can Identify Autism Risk in Toddlers

By |March 20th, 2015|Blood Testing|Comments Off on Study Says Simple Blood Test Can Identify Autism Risk in Toddlers

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Spotting autism early would have a positive effect on children with autism. An international team of researchers claim they have discovered a blood-based measure that could lead to a [...]

19 03, 2015

Measles Cases Expected to Double in Ebola Epidemic Countries

By |March 19th, 2015|Chemistry Analyzers, Ebola|Comments Off on Measles Cases Expected to Double in Ebola Epidemic Countries

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa infected more than 24,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, resulting in almost 10,000 deaths. A study published in the journal Science recently reports that measles cases could double in countries hardest hit by the West African Ebola virus. The outbreak interrupted healthcare services including child immunization [...]

18 03, 2015

AMA and CDC Announce “Prevent Diabetes STAT” Initiative

By |March 18th, 2015|Point of Care Analyzers|Comments Off on AMA and CDC Announce “Prevent Diabetes STAT” Initiative

Prediabetes is the condition when a person's blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. The CDC reports that in 2009-2012, based on fasting glucose or A1C levels, 37% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes (51% of those aged 65 years [...]

17 03, 2015

Slip-ups in Clinical Laboratories – Sources of Errors and Tips to Avoid Them

By |March 17th, 2015|Lab Equipment|Comments Off on Slip-ups in Clinical Laboratories – Sources of Errors and Tips to Avoid Them

Laboratory services play a crucial role in both individual and population-based healthcare. Lab tests are crucial to diagnose various conditions. What about errors? Laboratories are often prone to errors that can lead to inaccurate results. However, now most clinical laboratories invest considerable time and effort in maintaining quality control programs, participating in laboratory inspections, and [...]

16 03, 2015

Siemens Blood Gas Systems Improve Workflow and Patient Care

By |March 16th, 2015|Blood Gas Analyzers, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics|Comments Off on Siemens Blood Gas Systems Improve Workflow and Patient Care

Effective and quick arterial blood gas test are necessary to evaluate respiratory function and pH balance. Arterial blood gas analysis plays a critical role in diagnosing, treating and reducing the incidence and mortality rate of various diseases including viral hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. In keeping with the need for comprehensive evaluation, modern blood gas [...]