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Answering your questions on anti-sperm antibodies, ALT tests and arterial line draws – alanine amino transferase

Answering your questions on anti-sperm antibodies, ALT tests and arterial line draws – alanine amino transferase – Tips From The Clinical Experts Robert M. Nakamura Anti-sperm antibodies Q I recently read about anti-sperm antibodies and infertility. How often is infertility caused by these antibodies? How does one perform this test? A Scientific studies have shown […]

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New bill would address legislative priorities for labs; Congress agrees to help the uninsured

New bill would address legislative priorities for labs; Congress agrees to help the uninsured – Brief Article Joan Szabo A coalition of laboratory organizations and medical diagnostic manufacturers is pushing hard for legislation that would reform a complex and antiquated process of assigning billing codes and setting reimbursement rates for lab tests payable under Medicare […]

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POC testing – Product Focus – blood hemoglobin testing equipment

POC testing – Product Focus – blood hemoglobin testing equipment – Brief Article Carren Bersch The CLIA ’88-waived B-Hemoglobin Analyzer offers a quick, simple and reliable quantitative blood hemoglobin test with the per for mance of large hematology analyzers. The dual wavelength photometer corrects the hemoglobin value for lipemia and leukocytosis. The hemoglobin test system […]

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treatment alternatives to vancomycin and linezolid

No mercy for MRSA: treatment alternatives to vancomycin and linezolid Dennis L. Wegner The prevalence of both community- and hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has gone through the roof of our incubators. Some have speculated that the increase may be due to the inappropriate use of third-generation cephalosporins, (1) while others have suggested widespread use […]

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Cardiac risk assessment

Cardiac risk assessment – Product Watch Optimized for use on AU400, AU600, AU640, AU2700, and AU5400 chemistry-immuno analyzers, two new HDL and LDL cholesterol reagents are compatible with fasting arid non-fasting samples without significant interference from triglycerides up to 1,000 mg/dL. The reagents are ready-to-use liquid formulations available in two convenient kit sizes, with barcoded […]

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Reader questions ‘Tips’ answer – Letters to the Editor

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Medical Laboratory Observer > Oct, 2002 > Article > Print friendly Reader questions ‘Tips’ answer – Letters to the Editor – Letter to the Editor We currently centrifuge urines for microscopic examination at 3,000 RPM for five minutes. In the May 2002 “Tips from the clinical experts” section, the urine eosinophil […]

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Thyroid function test: a clinical lab perspective

Thyroid function test: a clinical lab perspective Henry Ogedegbe CONTINUING EDUCATION To earn CEUs, see test on page 18. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this article, the reader will be able to: 1. List hormones and functions of hormones produced by the thyroid and other glands required for thyroid function. 2. Evaluate data to determine […]

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Chemical inventory

Chemical inventory – Industry Update: Product Watch Developed by chemists for chemists, the CISPro Chemical Inventory System manages and tracks laboratory chemicals in regulated environments. The high-performance, relational database maintains real-time chemical inventory information to help reduce procurement costs, meet regulatory reporting requirements, eliminate unnecessary purchases, and minimize disposal costs by maximizing the use of […]

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Chronimed, Inc

Chronimed, Inc – Brief Article Chronimed, Inc. has announced that it will spin off a diagnostics products business this summer that will make blood-sugar monitoring strips for diabetics and urine test strips. COPYRIGHT 2000 Nelson Publishing COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group

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Antifungal yeast test

Antifungal yeast test – New Products New Technology The new NCCLS M44 antifungal disk test can test yeast species simply, accurately and with high reproducibility. The test utilizes the same method and materials as the NCCLS M2A8 bacterial disk method, but a commercially available glucose-methylene blue supplement is added to the Mueller-Hinton agar surface. Results […]