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17 06, 2015

China Gets Ready for MERS, Taking Lessons from Its SARS Experience

By |June 17th, 2015|Laboratory Tests, MERS|Comments Off on China Gets Ready for MERS, Taking Lessons from Its SARS Experience

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory illness caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Since September 2012, WHO has been notified of 1289 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including at least 455 related deaths on a global level. Transmitted from animals, MERS-CoV has been found in camels in several countries. [...]

22 05, 2015

Adherence to Best Practices Critical for Clinical Laboratories

By |May 22nd, 2015|Clinical Laboratories, Laboratory Tests|Comments Off on Adherence to Best Practices Critical for Clinical Laboratories

Laboratory tests influence medical decisions, treatment options and thereby, people’s lives. Accurate test results reduce medical errors and promote patient safety. Adherence to good laboratory practices and basic policies is essential to ensure error-free, consistent test results. Recent Investigation Provides Disturbing Evidence Inaccurate lab results and lab errors can endanger patient’s lives. Lab tests are [...]

22 04, 2015

Celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2015

By |April 22nd, 2015|Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Tests|Comments Off on Celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2015

Laboratory tests provide vital information that guides medical decisions. Proper diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions is impossible without timely and accurate laboratory test results. This week the spotlight is on the professionals who perform and interpret lab tests. National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW) from April 19-25, 2015 celebrates the role of medical [...]

13 04, 2015

Study Values Global Blood Screening Market at $2.5 Billion By 2019

By |April 13th, 2015|Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Tests|Comments Off on Study Values Global Blood Screening Market at $2.5 Billion By 2019

Blood screening determines a person’s eligibility to donate blood. From first-generation ELISA to advanced NAT (nucleic acid tests) technologies, this market has witnessed technological advancements. According to a recently published Markets and Markets research report, the blood screening market is expected to reach $2.55 billion by 2019 from $1.5 billion in 2014, with at a [...]

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 [...]

3 03, 2015

March – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By |March 3rd, 2015|Colorectal Cancer, Laboratory Tests|Comments Off on March – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Among the cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (CRC) or bowel cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The good news is that CRC is preventable, treatable and beatable. March is observed as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month to educate people about the disease, including the [...]

28 01, 2015

Avoiding Pre-analytical Errors in the Laboratory

By |January 28th, 2015|Laboratory Tests, Medical Laboratory Testing|Comments Off on Avoiding Pre-analytical Errors in the Laboratory

Official reports indicate that clinical laboratory results determine up to 60-70% of physician decisions about hospitalization, discharge, and prescription. Errors can occur in all stages of the testing process - the preanalytical, analytical and postanalytical phases. However, studies show that errors in pre-analytical stage predominate and are as high as 70%. Preanalytical errors can occur [...]

22 01, 2015

Laboratory Testing for the Sunshine Vitamin

By |January 22nd, 2015|Laboratory Tests, Vitamin D Testing|Comments Off on Laboratory Testing for the Sunshine Vitamin

Recent reports predicted that the world Vitamin D testing market would grow at a CAGR of 32.36 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the Research and Markets report, a key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in aging and chronically ill populations worldwide. In the past, a test for vitamin D, [...]

21 01, 2015

New Drug for Malignant Melanoma Shows Promise in Laboratory Tests

By |January 21st, 2015|Laboratory Tests, Skin Cancer|Comments Off on New Drug for Malignant Melanoma Shows Promise in Laboratory Tests

The most deadly form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma occurs when some cells in the skin begin to develop abnormally. If not treated early, the condition can spread rapidly to the lymph nodes and other organs. Tests performed to investigate the outlook of the condition include sentinel lymph node biopsy, completion lymph node dissection or [...]

13 01, 2015

FDA Proposes to Regulate Diagnostic Tests

By |January 13th, 2015|Laboratory Tests|Comments Off on FDA Proposes to Regulate Diagnostic Tests

Laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) are widely used and include routine testing such as pap smears. LDTs can be simple or complex. Faulty tests can lead to patients receiving inappropriate and potentially harmful treatment, incorrect diagnosis or failing to receive potentially beneficial treatment. The Food and Drug Administration has recently announced its plan to regulate medical diagnostic [...]