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  CAP TODAY 2007 Archive

 

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2007 CAP TODAY Article Index

2007 CAP TODAY Article Index (PDF, 183)

December 2007 December 2007

Cover Story

Lynch syndrome testing—when and how?

Feature Stories

Using markers for a head start on heart risk
ST2 in the ED: Will it nail cardiac risk?
Ask SAM: How well do you do on HER2 testing?
In AP/radiology venture, seeing is believing
CAPScan
Why we roll our eyes at shows like ‘CSI’
Pathologists’ reaction to ‘Ready, set, action!’

Aiming to ease lab labor, cost, TAT pressures (PDF, 211K)
Clickable credit, competency, more; In checklists, changes of all shapes and sizes
Point-by-point checklist for POC testing
Queries and Comments

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Letters
Q&A - Latest Queries and Comments
    Interested in submitting a question  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Hematology analyzers (PDF, 185 K)


November 2007 November 2007

Cover Story

IT challenges don’t drown the drum of digital

Feature Stories

Watching the bone marrow story unfold
Heart-to-heart discussion of test’s value, use
Mastering MRSA and more in latest CAP Surveys
Ear to the ground, lab insider spells out the future
In managing sepsis, the uphill battle continues
Star performers celebrated at CAP ’07
Time to shelve your RFP for an RFI—here’s why
Selecting an LIS? What to seek and what to skip

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
New CAP officers take their places
CAP annual stated meeting minutes
Q&A
CAPScan
CPT Questions

Newsbytes
System Review Series: Laboratory information systems (PDF, 1.2 MB)


October 2007 October 2007

Cover Story

Catching, tracking, and tackling TRALI

Feature Stories

Automated histology—many labs, many tales
Multiplexing—assays with multiple personalities
Wireless glucose results—the latest in real-time data
Two peas in a pod: digital AP, radiology
Tilting at perfect timing for QC
With AP specimen identification, the hero is zero
The next step: bringing autoverification into the blood bank

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
CAPScan
Letters
Q&A
Newsbytes
System Review Series: Blood bank information systems Survey (PDF, 2.3 MB)


September 2007 September 2007

Cover Story

Putting molecular testing in motion

Feature Stories

In AP/radiology venture, seeing is believing
Pricing slugfest—can labs outlast blows?
Tough tactics for practice management woes
View master—an expert eyes digital pathology’s future
How and why pathologists fail as managers
In Memoriam: Dennis B. Dorsey, MD 1912-2007

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes

Survey of Instruments: An array of possibilities (PDF, 118K)


August 2007 August 2007

Cover Story

Showing heart patients the way home

Feature Stories

Technologies designing the "futurescape" of anatomic pathology
In Florida case, court makes PC billing stick
Brewing a high-octane laboratory, step by step
Blood gas analyzers—the old and the new
Survey of Instruments: For syphilis screening, a new reflex testing algorithm
Survey of Instruments: New tests, sensors, firmware for blood gas analyzers

Special Section: Laboratory Accreditation News

Inspection packets made more user-friendly
Activity menus: soon to be online and real time
Queries and Comments

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes

Survey of Instruments: In vitro blood gas analyzers (PDF, 129 K)


July 2007 July 2007

Cover Story

In diagnoses, a tale of two specialties

Feature Stories

Shop talk: In acquiring lab insturments, the stakes have gotten higher
Fast times at the front end—speeding up ED tests
PCR and ELISA adaptations—will they fly?
PT approach for nonregulated tests sets higher
In a tough market, why Sunrise Medical shines
Automation nudges urinalysis into spotlight
System Review Series: Put your money where your money is: choosing the right billing/AR system
Survey of Instruments: For chemistry analyzers, a lot in the works for ’08

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Billing/accounts receivable systems (PDF, 51K)
Survey of Instruments: Chemistry analyzers (for mid/high volume laboratories) (PDF, 144K)


June 2007 June 2007

Cover Story

With new ACOG guidelines, step wisely

Feature Stories

Something for everyone at AACC show
Common questions, uncommon answers
IVD, imaging firms peg fortunes on consolidation
Handing off critical results fore things turn critical
New “international face” for SNOMED terminology
Credit clever middleware for spike in labs’ productivity
Riffing on RFID: tracking a technology high-flier
Immunoassay marketplace reflects need for integration

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Letters
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes
CAPScan
Survey of Instruments: Automated immunoassay analyzers
(PDF, 1.8 MB)


May 2007May 2007

Cover Story

How labs divvy up molecular testing

Feature Stories

Taking a harder line on blood transfusions
In colorectal cancer, a lymph node debate
Of clouds and silver linings: reflections on Martis v. Pekin
Landing a new LIS
Best practices for labs? CDC hunts for answers
BNP test utilization in the ED—it’s not what you think
Your CPT Questions
Survey of Instruments: What vendors are up to in the POC and self-testing coag
System Review Series: How to pick PO—lab links that are free of kinks

PAP/NGC Program Review

What is the role of fine needle aspiration in evaluating thyroid nodules?
Pap PT appeals—how the process works
Queries and Comments

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
  Interested in submitting a question?
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Coagulation analyzers (
(PDF, 11.8 MB)
System Review Series: Physician office-laboratory links software (PDF, 775 K)


April 2007 April 2007

Cover Story

In breast cancer diagnoses, don’t balk at talk

Feature Stories

Time to cast a wider net in fragile X testing?
Baby steps to an iffy end: pay for performance
Melding humans and hi-tech stops ID errors cold
Plugging the gaps in PSA testing
In send-out snafus, it’s right place, wrong kind
Survey of Instruments: Glucose test frequency spawns new analyzer needs

Special Section: Laboratory Accreditation News

Matching labs for inspection now faster, more objective
A simpler, better assignment system
Queries and Comments

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes

CAPScan
Survey of Instruments: Bedside glucose testing systems
(PDF, 182 K)


March 2007 March 2007

Cover Story

Breast cancer dilemma: Adjuvant chemo—can new assays help?

Feature Stories

Advanced coag, deep in the heart of Texas
Digital diagnoses—the shape of things to come
Like it or not, AP’s future will be digitally driven
(A)topic of concern: omitting specific IgE tests
All in one and one for all: multiplex testing
Your CPT Questions
System Review Series: The lab automation survey demystified
System Review Series: AP systems’ 3 most important features, ROI, and more

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes
System Review Series: Laboratory automation systems & workcells
(PDF, 285 MB)
System Review Series: Anatomic pathology computer systems (PDF, 719 K)


February 2007 February 2007

Cover Story

Untangling thyroid problems, test by test

Feature Stories

Middleware sparks renewed ROI interest
Indian blood bankers soaking up U.S. know-how
Digital pathology adoption? Expect it in niches
Foundation conference on AP technology
Simplifying send-outs—what experts advise
Why ’07 reimbursement rates are down six percent
Prodding CMS on warfarin home monitoring

Regular Features

President’s Desk
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes

System Review Series: Middleware Systems (PDF, 662 K)


January 2007 January 2007

Cover Story

Giving vWD its due, one test at a time

Feature Stories

Swab story—getting the most from wound cultures
What lies ahead in cancer genetics, epigenetics
Good idea, bad law: requiring eGFR test
Your CPT questions
In CPT 2007, something new for nearly all
In coagulation, the push continues for more and better

PAP/NGC Program Review

“Retrophobia” and the 5-year retrospective review
Online: gynecologic and nongyn educational programs
Reality check for POC testing—making it work
Give and you shall receive
Vaccines for prevening cervical cancer—where we are now
Understanding HPV testing’s place in primary screening
A digital slide program in FNAs
Share your ’06 cervical cytology statistics
Enrollment tips for ’07 Pap PT
ASC-H: HPV data and histologic outcomes

Regular Features

President’s Column
Clinical Abstracts
Anatomic Abstracts
Q & A
Newsbytes
Survey of Instruments: Coagulation Analyzers (PDF, 880 KB)

Survey Library

System Review Series: Laboratory information systems - November 2007 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
System Review Series: Blood bank information systems Survey - October 2007 (PDF, 2.3 MB)
Survey of Instruments: An array of possibilities - September 2007 (PDF, 118 KB)
Survey of Instruments: In vitro blood gas analyzers - August 2007 (PDF, 129 KB)
Survey of Instruments: Billing/accounts receivable systems - July 2007 (PDF, 51KB)
Survey of Instruments: Chemistry analyzers (for mid/high volume laboratories) - July 2007 (PDF, 144 KB)
Survey of Instruments: Automated immunoassay analyzers - June 2007 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Survey of Instruments: Coagulation analyzers - May 2007 (PDF, 11.8 MB)
System Review Series: Physician office-laboratory links software - May 2007 (PDF, 775 KB)
Survey of Instruments: Bedside glucose testing systems - April 2007 (PDF, 182 KB)
System Review Series: Laboratory automation systems & workcells - March 2007 (PDF, 285 MB)
System Review Series: Anatomic pathology computer systems - March 2007 (PDF, 719 KB)
System Review Series: In coagulation, the push continues for move and better - February 2007 (PDF, 662 KB)
System Review Series: Coagulation Analyzers(PDF, 880 KB)
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