Issue: Volume XVI No. 10 - July 20, 2009

Vitamin D’s Laboratory Magazine Trifecta

WITH APOLOGIES TO FANS OF HORSE RACING, I OBSERVE THAT THE SUBJECT of Vitamin D has just achieved a noteworthy trifecta in laboratory medicine. In recent months, at least four of the bigger controlled-circulation magazines widely-read by laboratory professionals have run major cover stories on Vitamin D and Vitamin D testing. It is not often …

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All-Star Vitamin D Panel Looks at Lab Challenges

CEO SUMMARY: Need proof that the issues surrounding today’s Vitamin 25(OH) D are of keen interest to laboratory professionals? Not only did the EXECUTIVE WAR COLLEGE’S in depth sessions on Vitamin D draw a large audience and enthusiastic participation by attendees, but within weeks, two of the lab industry’s most-watched magazines published headline stories about …

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UMass Lab’s Experience With Vitamin D Methods

CEO SUMMARY: As it developed a home brew mass spec assay for Vitamin 25(OH) D to meet the request of some client physicians, the laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center quickly recognized several challenges. First, there were fundamental differences in the numbers generated on the same population by the internally-developed LC-MS assay compared …

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Lab M&A Deals in June Show Market Direction

CEO SUMMARY: Despite a dismal economy, the month of June spawned two interesting merger/acquisition transactions in the lab testing industry. In one case, a blood brother gobbled up a specialty diagnostics company. In another transaction, two cross-town neighbors in Kansas City merged to form an enhanced specialty diagnostics laboratory company. The common theme behind both …

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Elevating Lab Testing At Policymaking Table

CEO SUMMARY: With the help of contributing clinical laboratories, the CDC has launched an ambitious effort to gather data, apply evidence review methods used in clinical studies, then identify and publish best practices in laboratory medicine. The goal is to advance the value of laboratory medicine. Some lab experts believe this effort may produce the …

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July 20, 2009 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Larry Siedlick resigned as CEO of Sunrise Medical Laboratories in Hauppauge, New York, effective June 30. It was 2007 when Siedlick and partner Pat Lanza sold their interest in the laboratory they founded back in 1972 to Sonic Healthcare, Ltd. Siedlick tells THE DARK REPORT that he will be developing two laboratory service companies. One …

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