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  2009 CAP TODAY Article Index

 

Cap Today

Note: This index does not cover the CAP TODAY “Marketplace” or “Abstracts” columns.

AACC meetings
At AACC meeting, taking on the toughest problems, 6/09:87

Allergy testing
Allergy testing: from skin to tube to chip, 12/09:1

Amyloid amyloidosis
Histologic preparations: first program, now book, 6/09:95

Analyzer surveys (see Instrumentation/instrument surveys)

Antinuclear antibody testing
Making sense of the ANA hodgepodge, 9/09:1

APIII meeting
An informatics toolset for joint venture outreach, 11/09:108

Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Archives joins ‘giants’ on top 100 list, 7/09:6

Billing
PC billing tallies another court win in Illinois, 1/09:62
PC billing decision dishes victory—with a side of caveats, 12/09:3

Biologics
Blood banks retooling to manage growth of biologics, 9/09:16

Biosafety
Taking stock of biosafety perils in surg path, 9/09:1

Blogging (see also World Wide Web)
Tapping into an audience, 6/09:109

Blood/coagulation/hematology (see also Blood banking/transfusion)
Bringing wider meaning to a rare disease, 1/09:1
PGx tests for warfarin dosing—how soon?, 1/09:1
Disabling mislabeling—solutions for blood banks, 1/09:5
Coagulation analyzers offering speed, full menus, and more, 1/09:16
Getting personal about antiplatelet therapy, 5/09:1

Blood banking/transfusion
Easy does it—showing caution with RBC transfusions, 4/09:5
Blood banks retooling to manage growth of biologics, 9/09:16
Mostly male plasma sends TRALI rates south, 10/09:1

C. difficile testing
Glimmers of hope in C. diff testing, 2/09:1
For C. diff, the shift is on—moving to real-time PCR, 6/09:74

Cancer
Seeking the source of troubling tumors, 3/09:1
Breast cancer—on the path to better treatment, 3/09:82
Lobule involution—a risk factor for breast cancer, 4/09:70
KRAS mutations—which method is best?, 5/09:1
Noteworthy changes in revised CAP cancer protocols, 9/09:5
Uneasy alliance—TDM oncology drugs, 10/09:1
With PSA here to stay, how to manage its many ambiguities, 10/09:1
Residual AML testing: methods but no map, 11/09:1

CAP ’08 meeting
Range change—the latest on reference intervals, 4/09:45

CAP ’09 meeting
Seventeen standouts honored for their service, 11/09:92
Officers, governors sworn in, 11/09:93

CAP accreditation
Making the leap to ISO 15189—what leaders have learned, 5/09:1
Lab accreditation shelves ‘big binder’ concept, goes digital, 7/09:3
ISO 15189: the ‘world’s thinking’ on managing quality, 7/09:54

CAP Foundation
At Futurescape, a look at next-generation IHC, 11/09:71

CAP news
In the thick of it—pathologists and health care reform, 7/09:77
CAP suggests added oversight of homebrews, 10/09:5
In producing ‘paper’ standards, all hands on deck, 10/09:64
Sign of the times: CAP unveils new service mark, 10/09:80
Revving the engines on evidence-based guidelines, 11/09:5

CAP programs/products/services (see also Q-Probes and CAP publications)
It’s show time for new cytopathology book, 1/09:52
Look-alikes and morphologic spectrums of change, 1/09:52
CAP program takes competency assessment paperless, 1/09:5
Need CP practice? CPIP keeps skills current, 5/09:3
Histologic preparations: first program, now book, 6/09:95
Lab accreditation shelves ‘big binder’ concept, goes digital, 7/09:3
Noteworthy changes in revised CAP cancer protocols, 9/09:5
Junior Members driving the online ‘NewsPath,’ 9/09:94
Revving the engines on evidence-based guidelines, 11/09:5

CAP publications
Histologic preparations: first program, now book, 6/09:95

Cardiovascular disease/cardiac markers
Troponin: new tool in an old friend, 2/09:1

Chemistry testing
Making sense of the ANA hodgepodge, 9/09:1

CLIA
Hard line may soften in PT referral cases, 8/09:1

Coagulation (see Blood/coagulation/hematology)

Co-mingling of radiology and pathology
Talk to me—AP, radiology meet in virtual middle, 5/09:60
Solid citizen in the lab: digital imaging, 9/09:1

Company profiles/news
POC leader spreads winning ways far and wide, 9/09:78
An informatics toolset for joint venture outreach, 11/09:108

Contract negotiation
Gaining an edge in contract talks with hospitals, 12/09:45

CPT questions/coding
Would cytology specimens labeled “cyst aspirate” or “FNA of cyst” be billed using the non-fine-needle aspiration cytopathology evaluation codes?, 4/09:22
Can CPT code 88307, Level V—surgical pathology, gross and microscopic examination, ever be used for a wide excision of skin?, 4/09:22

Critical values/critical results
Harnessing the LIS to bird-dog critical test results, 8/09:3

Cytopathology/histology (see also Cytopathology Programs Review)
It’s show time for new cytopathology book, 1/09:52
FocalPoint GS Imaging passes the test, 5/09:67
HPV testing—what and how labs did in ’08, 5/09:67
PT performance of HSV, Candida challenges, 5/09:68
In the news, low-tech loses to high-tech, 5/09:68
On cytology PT, CAP enlightens CMS, 5/09:72

Cytopathology Programs Review
Cytology PT: where we are, where to now, 1/09:44
This year, an enhanced nongynecologic program, 1/09:44
Analysis of appealed cases in PT, 1/09:49
Performance in the test setting, 1/09:49
Q&A: Diathesis is often cited as a feature of malignant processes. What causes diathesis, and how reliable is it for the diagnosis of malignancy?, 1/09:50
CAP HPV Survey meets CLIA requirement, 1/09:51
Please, donate your Pap slides, 1/09:51
It’s show time for new cytopathology book, 1/09:52
Look-alikes and morphologic spectrums of change, 1/09:52
To Baghdad and back, 8/09:54
Getting the word out about the ’06 guidelines, 8/09:54
New guidance on HPV DNA test use, 8/09:57
Unsatisfactory Pap reporting rates, 8/09:58
In Cusco, Peru, Pap tests for 1,200 women, 8/09:60
With Cervista HPV 16/18 approval, now a genotyping algorithm, 8/09:62
For nongyn program, ancillary images online, 8/09:62
SurePath media challenges to be reformulated, 8/09:62

Diabetes
Diabetes markers—closer than you think?, 8/09:1

Digital pathology/digital imaging/computer-assisted imaging
Solid citizen in the lab: digital imaging, 9/09:1
Manifest destiny: Pathology 2.0 is here, and it’s clear. Time to climb aboard, 9/09:98
Big picture, big rewards—how to think about digital, 10/09:94
Where will FDA land on whole-slide digital?, 12/09:1

DNA sequencing
Momentum builds for latest sequencing, 2/09:1

Document management/control
Bedeviled by documents, labs seek control, 7/09:1
Document control software: three case studies, 7/09:50
ISO 15189: the ‘world’s thinking’ on managing quality, 7/09:54

Editorials of CAP president (see From the President’s Desk)

Firsthand Views
What management really wants, 1/09:82
Hiring out, not in, 2/09:110
How to be a bargain, 3/09: 110
What do you do better now than a year ago?, 4/09:102
Looking across the valley, 5/09:110
Never too old to experiment, 6/09:134
The all-important customer service skill, 7/09:122
Leading by learning, 8/09:106
The low-self-esteem guide to success, 9/09:126
Employee rewards—which ones are working?, 10/09:122
The art of ‘managing up,’ 11/09:130
Time to break Grandma’s china?, 12/09:94

From the President’s Desk
Winning recipe: minds over matter, 1/09:11
Better to show than to tell, 2/09:11
Pathology’s own myth busters, 3/09:11
Taking ownership of team leadership, 4/09:11
On why we write guidelines, 5/09:11
For us, a pivotal role in a critical time, 6/09:11
A systems engineer for the medical home, 7/09:11
Embrace your place on a deep bench, 8/09:11
It’s all in the delivery, 9/09:11
Keeping our eye on the big picture, 10/09:11
Stirring, strengthening our grass roots, 11/09:11
No margin, no mission, 12/09:11

Future trends
Solid citizen in the lab: digital imaging, 9/09:1

Genomics
PGx tests for warfarin dosing—how soon?, 1/09:1

Glucose/insulin/blood sugars
With glucose reporting, time to simplify, 6/09:1

H1N1 virus/swine flu
How molecular labs took on swine flu, 8/09:1
PCR assays gear up to rule H1N1 market, 12/09:1

Health care reform
In the thick of it—pathologists and health care reform, 7/09:77

Hepatitis
Singing new tunes for hepatitis testing, 4/09:1

Histotechnology
Histologic preparations: first program, now book, 6/09:95

Immunohistochemistry
At Futurescape, a look at next-generation IHC, 11/09:71

Immunophenotyping/immunophenotypic analysis
Residual AML testing: methods but no map, 11/09:1

Infection control
Vancomycin targets—tactics for tough foe, 7/09:1
With MRSA, what makes the right fight?, 11/09:1

Infectious disease surveillance
Vancomycin targets—tactics for tough foe, 7/09:1

Informatics (see also Information systems, software technologies)
An informatics toolset for joint venture outreach, 11/09:108

Information systems, software technologies
Lost in translation: when clinical systems reformat lab reports, 2/09:18
Anatomic pathology systems product guide, 2/09:19
The long, hard road to LIS data conversion, 3/09:1
Middleware mantra for today’s economy: flexibility, speed, ROI, 3/09:12
Middleware systems product guide, 3/09:15
As IT goes, so goes outreach, 4/09:1
Laboratory-provider links software product guide, 4/09:24
For billing system companies, new standards no problem, 5/09:42
Billing/accounts receivable systems product guide, 5/09:46
Positive patient ID systems: What’s new, what’s now, what’s next, 7/09:56
Positive patient ID systems product guide, 7/09:57
Harnessing the LIS to bird-dog critical test results, 8/09:3
Blood banks retooling to manage growth of biologics, 9/09:16
Blood bank systems product guide, 9/09:22
Annual lineup of lab information systems, 11/09:30
Laboratory information systems product guide, 11/09:32

Instrumentation/instrument surveys
Coagulation analyzers offering speed, full menus, and more, 1/09:16
Coagulation analyzers product guide, 1/09:19
Automation—the principles that guided the pioneers, 3/09:32
Laboratory automation systems product guide, 3/09:34
Aiming for lab-like accuracy at the point of care, 4/09:52
Bedside glucose testing systems product guide, 4/09:56
Coagulation analyzers—point of care, self-monitoring product guide, 5/09:26
Immunoassay: all eyes on efficiency, connectivity, 6/09:17
Immunoassay analyzers product guide, 6/09:23
A glimpse at what’s new in chemistry analyzers, 7/09:16
Chemistry analyzers for mid- and high-volume laboratories, 7/09:19
Chemistry analyzers product guide, 7/09:19
All that’s new and familiar in blood gas analyzers, 8/09:22
In vitro blood gas analyzers product guide, 8/09:24
26 chemistry analyzers suited to low-volume settings, 10/09:20
Chemistry analyzers (low-volume) product guide, 10/09:22
’09 instrument wrap-up—hematology analyzers, 12/09:12
Hematology analyzers product guide, 12/09:16

Insurance companies/issues
PC billing tallies another court win in Illinois, 1/09:62

Insulin (see Glucose/insulin/blood sugars)

KRAS mutation testing
KRAS mutations—which method is best?, 5/09:1

Lab-developed tests/homebrews
CAP suggests added oversight of homebrews, 10/09:5

LAP News
Thaw begins, changes to LAP checklists flow, 6/09:5

Laboratory standards
In producing ‘paper’ standards, all hands on deck, 10/09:64

Lean manufacturing principles/Six Sigma
Laying Lean on the line, one change at a time, 7/09:82

Legal issues/actions
Hard line may soften in PT referral cases, 8/09:1
Taking the stand—could ruling leave labs in lurch?, 8/09:85
PC billing decision dishes victory—with a side of caveats, 12/09:3

Letters
Residency training in pathology, 2/09:8
Pathologists and USG-FNA, 3/09:8
Point-of-care testing, 3/09:11
Molecular diagnostic testing for Clostridium difficile, 4/09:11
Avoidable error, 6/09:11
KRAS mutation testing, 8/09:8
New prostate markers, 8/09:8
Heterophilic antibody interference, 10/09:12
Licensure and interstate diagnosis, 10/09:14
Remote Amazon laboratory, 10/09:19
Prostate cancer biomarkers, 11/09:14

Lyme disease
Lyme labyrinth—solving a diagnostic puzzle, 2/09:74

Medical mistakes (see Legal issues/actions)

Medicare/Medicaid
Reimbursement for ’09 higher than proposed, 2/09:58

Microbiology
In microbiology, existential breakthroughs, 3/09:1
Up-front advice on front-end problems, 7/09:1
How molecular labs took on swine flu, 8/09:1
POC microbiology on a budget, from HIV to influenza, 8/09:64

Middleware
Middleware mantra for today’s economy: flexibility, speed, ROI, 3/09:12

Molecular diagnostics (see also Polymerase chain reaction [PCR] technology)
Momentum builds for latest sequencing, 2/09:1
Residual AML testing: methods but no map, 11/09:1

MRSA screening/infection
With MRSA, what makes the right fight?, 11/09:1

Myocardial infarction (see Cardiovascular disease/cardiac markers)

National patient identifier/VUHID
National patient ID: Could a voluntary system fill the gap?, 11/09:18

Newsbytes
Developing a laboratory Web site despite a dearth of dollars, 1/09:70
FDA clears Sunquest transfusion system, 1/09:70
Roche acquires German laboratory information systems company, 1/09:71
Emdeon establishes index to track efficiency of health care billing, 1/09:71
Klas Enterprises announces recipients of customer satisfaction awards, 1/09:71
Hospital finds palm vein ID a handy security tool, 2/09:97
Sunquest purchases Outreach Advantage, 2/09:98
Novo Innovations and Medicity merge, 2/09:98
Hosted software for document imaging and management, 2/09:98
Free online registry of medical interpreters, 2/09:98
Web site focuses on health care reform, 2/09:98
Impac synoptic reporting tool receives CCO certification, 2/09:98
LIS questions in CAP checklist ‘tools for promoting best practices,’ 3/09:96
New law offers incentives for adopting certified EHRs, 3/09:97
Cerner and Aperio interface anatomic pathology products, 3/09:97
DSS to open source code for enhanced version of Vista electronic record, 3/09:97
CAP electronic cancer checklists available in XML format, 3/09:98
Elsevier introduces Web sites for medical research, 3/09:98
New nonprofit group to promote mobile technologies, 3/09:98
Dialing for a diagnosis: Company offers pathology application for Apple iPhone, 4/09:90
Impac Software introduces new version of PowerPath system, 4/09:90
FDA clears latest version of Sunquest blood bank software, 4/09:90
PGP-Data Innovations offering updated middleware system, 4/09:90
Aspyra enters non-exclusive reseller agreement with Allscripts, 4/09:91
Siemens Healthcare launches new version of EasyLink, 4/09:91
Alliance unveils tools to standardize security, 4/09:91
MedAvant changes name to Capario, 4/09:91
Patient cases take center stage in online radiology ‘theater,’ 5/09:100
Novovision offering advanced digital FISH reporting module, 5/09:100
Telcor and McKesson partner, 5/09:100
Haemonetics acquires Altivation, 5/09:100
McKesson introduces software to aid laboratory test ordering, 5/09:100
SNOMED, LOINC, and NPU collaborate on terminology, 5/09:101
South Plains Biomedical Services to resell Aspyra systems, 5/09:101
3M contracts with health information exchange, 5/09:101
Public laboratory LOINC meeting, 5/09:101
Health care IT groups propose definitions for meaningful use of EMRs, 6/09:121
Fletcher-Flora Health Care Systems offering new laboratory systems, 6/09:123
Data Innovations marketing updated version of Instrument Manager, 6/09:123
EHR Stimulus Alliance conducts education campaign, 6/09:123
Grappling with EMR adoption? Accept, adapt, and prosper, 7/09:105
CAP STS, dbMotion tackle systems interoperability, 7/09:107
NetLims offers new release of AP module, 7/09:107
CSS upgrades software with EMR functionality, 7/09:107
Global Patient Identifiers teams with MednetWorld, 7/09:107
SCC synoptic reporting tool receives CCO certification, 7/09:107
NIH offers licensing for Venn diagram software, 7/09:107
Ambient ID introduces specimen-tracking system, 8/09:95
NetLims gets FDA approval for blood bank system, 8/09:95
Data Innovations acquires David G. Rhoads Associates, 8/09:95
Sunquest unveils molecular module, other functionality, 8/09:95
Novovision adds feature for flow cytometry to AP system, 8/09:95
Antek releases HL7 reconciler module for laboratory system, 8/09:96
BioImagene offering specialized algorithms, 8/09:96
Brunston Integrated Systems reports software installation, 8/09:96
’09 election underway, 8/09:96
Health care IT companies help customers gear up to obtain stimulus act payout, 9/09:116
AHRQ offers updated guide for evaluating health IT projects, 9/09:117
Sigma Blood Systems releases software suite, 9/09:117
BD Biosciences introduces LIS interface software for flow cytometers, 9/09:117
AABB to clamp down on accredited facilities for ISBT 128 noncompliance, 9/09:118
Keystroke biometrics: a tactile type of computer security, 10/09:108
Health care firms join forces to promote digital pathology, 10/09:109
Sunquest to collaborate with MGH, Partners HealthCare, 10/09:109
New cytogenetics module for Novovision AP system, 10/09:109
Mega-sized medical images a reality with Tissuescope, 11/09:120
BioImagene marketing digital pathology workstation, 11/09:120
Orchard, Cardinal health to co-market information systems, 11/09:120
Halfpenny releases Web portal for sharing laboratory data, 11/09:120
Cerner launches platform to generate client input, 11/09:120
Quest offers electronic prescribing service, 11/09:121
Whole-slide imaging makes list of top medical innovations, 11/09:121
LOINC workshop and meeting open to public, 11/09:121
Pathology lab’s loyalty to Macintosh computers unwavering, 12/09:82
NLM offers draft map that links SNOMED CT and ICD-9 codes, 12/09:84
Initiate buys Accenx Technologies, 12/09:85
Atlas markets new version of LabWorks system, 12/09:85
McKesson releases HIE connectivity product, 12/09:85
AAPC Web site provides ICD-10 training curriculum, 12/09:85
Data Innovations announces global access to Web portal, 12/09:85
Mediware Information Systems reports software installation, 12/09:85

Obituary
Ernest E. Simard, MD, 3/09:6
John B. Henry, MD, 6/09:12
Robert H. Knapp, MD, 9/09:12

Outreach labs
As IT goes, so goes outreach, 4/09:1

Pain management
Probing the nuances of pain management, 4/09:1

Pap tests (see Cytopathology/histology)

Pathologist profiles
Space suits lab chief at NASA, 12/09:58

Pathologists overseas
A better laboratory in Zambia, one step at a time, 2/09:84
Jungle favor—remote Amazon lab bolstered by grant, 2/09:84

Patient ID systems/patient safety (see also Safety)
Disabling mislabeling—solutions for blood banks, 1/09:5
Labs’ problem child: the difficult test order, 11/09:1
National patient ID: Could a voluntary system fill the gap?, 11/09:18

Payment issues
PC billing tallies another court win in Illinois, 1/09:62
Gaining an edge in contract talks with hospitals, 12/09:45

Pharmacology
Uneasy alliance—TDM oncology drugs, 10/09:1

Pharmacogenomics
PGx tests for warfarin dosing—how soon?, 1/09:1

PNH disease
Bringing wider meaning to a rare disease, 1/09:1

Point-of-care testing
Point-of-care sagas: a tale of three cities, 1/09:1
Big tests, small problems—POC documentation, 5/09:18
POC microbiology on a budget, from HIV to influenza, 8/09:64
POC leader spreads winning ways far and wide, 9/09:78

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology
PCR assays gear up to rule H1N1 market, 12/09:1

Proficiency testing (see also LAP News)
Cytology PT: where we are, where to now, 1/09:44
CAP HPV Survey meets CLIA requirement, 1/09:51
Hard line may soften in PT referral cases, 8/09:1

PSA testing
New prostate markers waiting in the wings, 6/09:1
With PSA here to stay, how to manage its many ambiguities, 10/09:1

Q&A
Importance of providing a physician with the immature reticulocyte fraction and the mean reticulocyte volume (Novak), 1/09:72
Need for positive and negative controls for direct immunofluorescent stains for renal and skin biopsies (Lott), 1/09:72
Acceptability of using a “hi/lo” digital thermometer to cover the period when no one is in the lab (D'Agostino), 1/09:72
What actions would you recommend taking to obtain an accurate CBC on a patient whose blood is EDTA sensitive? (Ansari-Lari), 2/09:96
What are the fasting guidelines for young children being tested for cholesterol, triglycerides, and so forth? (Sethi), 2/09:96
Screening for cold autoantibody (Tilzer), 2/09:96
Using high-sensitivity C-reactive protein measurements in lieu of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (Arinsburg, Agrawal), 3/09:99
Clinicians requesting a “pathologist review” without flags from the hematology analyzer (Novak), 3/09:99
Quantity of 0-positive platelets that can be given to a female infant without worrying about an antibody (D) response (Roseff), 4/09:92
Impact of new blood gas analyzer on methemoglobin results (Horowitz), 4/09:92
Reference range for pH of the eye and emergency-room procedures for chemical splashes to the eye (Kim, Lewandrowski), 5/09:98
Guidelines for releasing specimens to proper police authorities (Bissell), 5/09:98
Availability of references that address continuing to perform sulfosalicylic acid (SSA) testing for dipstick proteins or microscopy when urine glucose is greater than 1,000 (Blomberg), 6/09:124
Need to validate a blood transport cooler (Eisenbrey), 6/09:125
Consensus on washing patient RBCs in saline when making a three to five percent cell suspension in preparation for performing ABO/Rh typing on a patient (O’Malley), 6/09:125
Utilization guidelines for repeat differentials on hematology oncology patients (George), 7/09:108
The drop in corpuscular volumes in some newborns (Novak), 7/09:108
Rate and extent of change of thyroid-stimulating hormone values in patients tested and then retested within a week (Winter), 7/09:108
Information that can be obtained from performing linearities on point-of-care precalibrated instruments that cannot be obtained from running two levels of controls (Bowman), 7/09:110
Necessity for a control if body fluids are counted on a hemocytometer and cytospin smear (Novak), 8/09:97
Role of the clinical laboratory in personalized health care in the next five years (Vance), 8/09:97
Clarification of high-density lipoprotein values (Remaley), 9/09:118
On routine PT/INR or APTT testing with results that report out as a critical high value, is it acceptable to check the tube for clots by placing a wooden applicator stick in the blood sample and respinning the tube to sediment the cells and then repeat the tests? (Eby), 9/09:118
General protocols and personnel policies regarding staffing and operating the laboratory during the anticipated H1N1 epidemic (Arcenas), 10/09:110
Use of ACCU-Chek for maternal glucose tolerance testing (Lewandrowski), 10/09:110
What a small rural hospital with an active emergency department should include in its cardiac profile (Wu), 10/09:112
What is the standard for reporting sperm in urine? (Novak), 11/09:118
How is it possible to have Pa02 measurements greater than 800 mm Hg? (Elin), 11/09:118
Does the laboratory need to repeat a full validation of the heparin sensitivity of the APTT to verify the target ranges? Should we spike normal plasmas with the new lot of heparin to determine target APTT ranges? (Eby), 12/09:80
Could finding fewer than 12 lymph nodes in select cases be an indication of a patient’s impaired cellular immunity? Should we expect to recover fewer lymph nodes from patients who have undergone neoadjuvant therapy before resection? (Washington), 12/09:80

Quality control/quality improvement
Laying Lean on the line, one change at a time, 7/09:82

Q-Probes and test management
Disabling mislabeling—solutions for blood banks, 1/09:5
Easy does it—showing caution with RBC transfusions, 4/09:5
Big tests, small problems—POC documentation, 5/09:18
Labs’ problem child: the difficult test order, 11/09:1

Radiology (see Co-mingling of radiology and pathology)

Reference intervals
Range change—the latest on reference intervals, 4/09:45

Safety (see also Patient ID systems/patient safety)
Disabling mislabeling—solutions for blood banks, 1/09:5
Taking stock of biosafety perils in surg path, 9/09:1
Labs’ problem child: the difficult test order, 11/09:1

Screening tests
Bringing wider meaning to a rare disease, 1/09:1
Singing new tunes for hepatitis testing, 4/09:1
Carrier screening for SMA—why and how it’s done, 7/09:68
Allergy testing: from skin to tube to chip, 12/09:1

Self-testing (see Point-of-care testing)

Specimen collection
Disabling mislabeling—solutions for blood banks, 1/09:5
Up-front on front-end problems, 7/09:1

Spinal muscular atrophy
Carrier screening for SMA—why and how it’s done, 7/09:68

System review series (see Information systems, software technologies)

Test development
Bringing wider meaning to a rare disease, 1/09:1

Test management
Labs’ problem child: the difficult test order, 11/09:1

Transformation of pathology
Changing hands—CAP’s EVP eyes bold transformation, 3/09:3
Here or there? The urgency of ‘physician first,’ 3/09:64

Troponin
Troponin: new tool in an old friend, 2/09:1

Vitamins
Vitamin D intrigues, but not a done deal, 6/09:1

World Wide Web
Developing a laboratory Web site despite a dearth of dollars, 1/09:70
Tapping into an audience, 6/09:109
Manifest destiny: Pathology 2.0 is here, and it’s clear. Time to climb aboard, 9/09:98

 

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