Trends

An exclusive digital series focusing on the most crucial topics and issues facing today’s laboratory professionals

6-Part Series

Published Jun 16, 2020

Infectious Diseases

Globally, infectious diseases are the leading cause of premature mortality. This series will explore the latest research and clinical activities being undertaken to curb the spread of infectious disease.

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How to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccine Development A New Generation of Malaria Vaccines Advances in Early HIV Detection Molecular Tools for Tuberculosis Testing Preventing False Positives and False Negatives in PCR Infectious Disease Research in Your Lab (Survey)

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Globally, infectious diseases are the leading cause of premature mortality. This series will explore the latest research and clinical activities being undertaken to curb the spread of infectious disease.

Globally, infectious diseases are the leading cause of premature mortality. This series will explore the latest research and clinical activities being undertaken to curb the spread of infectious disease.

The Future of the Clinical Lab

The Future of the Clinical Lab

Clinical labs are experiencing a shift away from increasingly unviable traditional fee-for-service business models toward value-based models. This series will explore how that shift is poised to fuel a larger transition across the health care industry from sick care to well care.

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Emerging Applications of Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Clinical Mass Spectrometry

As a clinical tool, mass spectrometry boasts high analytical specificity and sensitivity, multiplexing capability, and low sample cost. This series will explore the latest advances in clinical mass spectrometry.

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Solving the Clinical Laboratory Workforce Shortage

Laboratory Staffing & Training

Staff shortages plague clinical laboratories across the country. This series will provide helpful tips for recruiting star employees to your lab, retaining them, and training them.

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Cancer Diagnostics

Cancer Diagnostics

Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the world. Yet, unlike many other life-threatening diseases, laboratory diagnostics of cancer remains limited. This series will explore cancer diagnostics from a variety of perspectives.

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Pathogen Detection

Pathogen Detection

The detection of pathogens is critical to the monitoring and prevention of disease. This series will explore how pathogen detection methods have and continue to evolve.

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FISH: Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is one of the oldest cytogenetics methods. The series will explore how FISH works, what it can tell you, troubleshooting tips, applications, and more.

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Prenatal Diagnosis of Rare Diseases: The Dawn of Non-Invasive Methods

Prenatal Testing

Advances in prenatal screening and diagnosis are giving women more and more information about the health and genetic status of their fetuses. This series explores some of these latest developments in prenatal testing.

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Trends in Clinical Microbiology Diagnostic Methods

Clinical Microbiology

Quicker, more accurate diagnosis of microbial infections allows for fast treatment and prevents the overuse of antibiotics, which can lead to resistance. This series will examine some of the latest methods that are improving microbiology diagnostics.

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Trends in Point-Of-Care Testing

Point-of-Care Testing

Point-of-care testing can decrease time to treatment and improve patient outcomes. This series will discuss how rapid diagnosis of clinical conditions at the bedside is revolutionizing health care. 

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How to Implement Automation in the Lab

The Automated Lab

Automation is becoming ubiquitous across clinical laboratories. This series explores critical questions to consider when automating your lab including how to avoid common automation pitfalls, how automation can improve quality, and how it will impact staff.

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Artificial Intelligence: A Primer for the Laboratory Leader

AI in the Clinical Lab

Artificial intelligence is changing the face of health care. This series will help clinical laboratory leaders and staff navigate this new and exciting (and, for some, frightening) terrain.

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