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Hospital Lab Outreach Taps On-Demand Testing

CEO SUMMARY: In this case study, clinical laboratory managers from Bryan Health in Nebraska explain how they expanded their lab outreach program to include direct-to-consumer tests. The project involved researching what tests were most appropriate without the need for a physician’…

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Labs Use IoT Tools for Specimen Logistics

CEO SUMMARY: Internet of Things (Io…

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Congress May Soon Act on LDT, IVCT Regulation

CEO SUMMARY: Congress is gearing up for a debate on how to regulate laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) and other in vitro clinical tests (IVCTs). The VALID Act sets the stage for the FDA to take a greater role in pre-market review of LDTs, and the VITAL Act proposes to keep those tes…

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Congress May Soon Act on IVCT, LDT Regulation

This is an excerpt of a 2,017-word article in the November 29, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Congress is gearing up for a debate on …

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AMA, AHA Join Labs to Request Delay, Fix

CEO SUMMARY: In what may be a first for the clinical lab industry, the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association joined with 20 other healthcare associations to ask CMS Administrator Seema Verma to address the problems with the CMS proposal involving Medicare Part B f…

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December 2, 2013 “Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News”

Despite the continuing cutbacks in reimbursement for lab testing, some professional investors still see opportunity in this market sector. On November 13, Genova Diagnostics, Inc., of Asheville, North Carolina, was acquired by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners and …

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Staunch Laboratory Advocate Retires After 31 Years of Service

LAST MONTH, THE LABORATORY INDUSTRY lost one its most dedicated, full-time advocates. With his retirement in January, Joe Boone, Ph.D., ended a 31-year career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Boone started with the CDC in 1977. In 1992, he …

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Doctor Notices Different Vitamin D Results over Time

CEO SUMMARY: Psychiatrist John J. Cannell, M.D., was in a unique position to see the noticeable upward shift in the Vitamin D results reported on his patients by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated over the past 24 months, along with the recent decline in test result levels in recent weeks. Hi…

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July 28, 2008 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Last Monday, UroPath, Inc., an Arlington, Texas, company operating anatomic pathology laboratory condominium complexes in several states, disclosed its sale to HealthTronics, Inc., of Austin, Texas. Sales price was $7.75 million. UroPath’s former owners are urologi…

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2000’s Movers & Shakers Represent Strong Leaders

CEO SUMMARY: Its time again for THE DARK REPORT to make its yearly selection of the lab industry’s Movers & Shakers. Individuals chosen for 2000 represent a cross section of laboratory companies. Their successes demonstrate that leadership and vision continue to make a difference, d…

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