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  • Labs & Lives: Multiple myeloma awareness

    May 19, 2014
    • Evidence of Clinical Value
    A routine health check led to the discovery of a bone marrow tumour in an otherwise well 50 year old man. The knowledge and efficiency of the laboratory staff performing the blood tests enabled a diagnosis to be provided on the same day as the blood sample was taken and the patient was immediately referred for treatment.
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  • Newborn screening programme allows reduced age for Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis

    May 05, 2014
    • Evidence of Clinical Value
    Dr. Ian Balfour-Lynn and his group recently reported that the London and South East England screening programme for cystic fibrosis, established in 2007, significantly reduced the age of diagnosis, from 2.4 years to 3 weeks of age.
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  • Time for a change! Correcting former inadequacies in test evaluation

    Apr 28, 2014
    • Drive for Innovation and 'Smarter' Diagnostics
    Regulators, healthcare payers and funders throughout the world are signalling that they will not approve or fund any new technology, including new tests, without a more thorough evaluation of their benefits to patients.
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  • EU Directive 2005/36/EC: A new horizon to working across the European community

    Apr 21, 2014
    • Work Culture and Career Choices
    EFLM’s Profession Committee needs your input as we to set about a task to shape the framework and refine the standards to which people should work by December 2015.
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  • IFBLS World Congress

    Apr 16, 2014
    Welcome to the 31st Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Science, hosted by the Taiwan Society of Laboratory Medicine and the Taiwan Association of Medical Technologists.
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  • Clinical Laboratory Radio: ‘El Microscopio’

    Apr 14, 2014
    ‘El Microscopio’ is a weekly broadcast in Spanish across the Ibero-American region and a monthly broadcast in English, exclusively dedicated to clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.
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  • When Diagnostic Testing Leads to Harm

    Apr 07, 2014
    The authors suggest that testing related diagnostic errors can be reduced by the systematic application of this new tool with appropriate follow-up.
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  • Pilot Study For Workflow of Analyzing Blood Culture

    Mar 31, 2014
    • Edgard Delvin, PhD
    • Drive for Innovation and 'Smarter' Diagnostics
    This article is particularly telling with respect to the clinical laboratory added value in terms of improvement of care, when one realizes that every hour of delay in administering the proper antibiotic results in mortality.
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  • Biliary Atresia - Up Close and Personal

    Mar 24, 2014
    During the time in pediatric ICU she had many laboratory tests performed and when the intensive care staff found out I was a clinical biochemist they made a point of showing me the laboratory results and asking me how I interpreted them. My son and his wife gave the staff full permission to talk about the blood work with me. Slowly my visit to the PICU became a teaching session as we talked to the nurses, residents and physicians about my granddaughter’s laboratory results.
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  • Introducing the Clinical Editor

    Mar 17, 2014
    • Community Experience
    Meet the new Clinical Editor for LabsAreVital, Edgard Delvin, PhD.
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