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December 20, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

In Europe, Switzerland-based Unilabs will be acquired by a Danish company. Unilabs owns laboratories in at least 11 European countries and posted revenue of €2 billion euros (US $2.26 billion) in the financial year ending September. The seller is Apax Partners, a private equity compan…

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Lab, Emergency Department at Cleveland Clinic Collaborate to Reduce Hemolysis Rates

CEO SUMMARY: Two years ago, the rate of hemolysis in blood drawn in the Cleveland Clinic’s Emergency Department was about nine times higher than the ASCP recommended rate of 2%. With a two-year cooperative agreement and funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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March 21, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Regulation of genetic tests by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to move forward. Earlier this month, an FDA advisory panel conducted hearings on this subject. The Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of FDA’s Medical Devices Advisory Committee discussed several asp…

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June 1, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Kaiser Permanente Northern California says it now has all 21 hospitals and 160 clinics and medical offices up and running with a fully functioning electronic health record (EHR) system. This ends implementation of a decade-long effort that cost $4 billion. Kaiser claims that its Heal…

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December 14, 2009 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

In Nigeria, there is an aggressive effort underway to raise the quality of medical laboratory testing. One major element involves inspection of clinical laboratories throughout the nation by teams of laboratory professionals working with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria …

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November 6, 2006 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

There’s regulatory relief for California labs in the important area of technical staff licensing. California’s Department of Health Services (DHS) has approved the Board of Registry medical technologist (MT) examination administered by the American Society of Clinical Pat…

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“February 14, 2005 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

There’s a new leader at the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA). On February 7, 2005, CLMA President Judy Lien announced that the association’s new Chief Executive Officer is Dana Procsal, Ph.D., a veteran laboratory industry executive. Most recently, Procsal was V…

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ASCP’s “Molecular Pathology” Certification Now Available

RECOGNIZING the growing importance of molecular pathology, the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) established a new certification program in this diagnostic specialty. Offered since June 2003, 18 people have passed the examination and can use the designation “MP (ASCP)….

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No Disruptive Technology In Lab Industry’s Future

CEO SUMMARY: As new diagnostic technologies move through the development pipeline and into widespread clinical use, the scientific knowledge and skill sets needed by laboratory staff and management will change. The emphasis in laboratory medicine will evolve to include more molecular tech…

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Looking at Fast-Growth And Slow-Growth Areas In Diagnostic Testing

CEO SUMMARY: This exclusive intelligence briefing predicts how specific new technologies may drive changes in the laboratory-testing marketplace during the next five years. The key message is that change is expected to be incremental, not disruptive—given the technology known to be in d…

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