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Clarapath Automates Slide Prep, Microtomy Workflow

>>CEO SUMMARY: Histology is one area of labo­ratory medicine that utilizes a mostly manual work­ flow. However, pathology labs will soon have a novel solution designed to automate many of the steps in microtomy that produce glass slides. Reduced variability in the finished glass s…

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ACLA Files Court Challenge to FDA’s Final LDT Rule

CEO SUMMARY: Discussing the FDA’s final LDT rule, one pathologist tracking this matter wrote, “In many ways, the FDA’s plan [final LDT rule] is like the guy who gets three wishes from a genie, and he asks for unlimited wishes.” ACLA and HealthTrackRx are challenging the FDA’s …

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ACLA President Van Meter Discusses LDT Lawsuit

CEO SUMMARY: On July 5, the final laboratory developed test (LDT) rule issued by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) takes effect. In response, the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) filed a lawsuit in federal court in Texas to challenge the FDA’s actions. In thi…

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Lab News Briefs

New York Times Reviews DNA Testing Kits for Its Readers It’s a sign of the times when The New York Times considers it useful to conduct and publish a review of DNA ancestry testing kits to guide readers. AncestryDNA of Lehi, Utah, was picked as “the most eff…

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Digital Pathology Business Plan for Both Clinical and ROI Success

CEO SUMMARY: More pathology groups are ready to consider adopting whole-slide imaging and digital pathology. The decision to proceed should only be made after identifying the clinica…

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October 31, 2022, Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Clinical laboratories may soon face increasing pres­sure to test for respira­tory syncytial virus (RSV) now that the public has become aware of the pathogen. Over the past month, there has been an onslaught of media attention on RSV. The coverage has often focused on how this common virus could tag…

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Getting the Jump on Solving Major Lab Issues

Observant laboratory managers and pathologists will note a recurring theme among the business intelligence briefings in this issue of The Dark Report: Solutions to major challenges require proactive steps.  A case in point comes…

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AI Fuels New Efforts in Computational Pathology

CEO SUMMARY: Computational pathology combines technology and data science to improve laboratory medicine. Mayo Clinic is exploring how this new model can improve productivity and diagnostic accuracy in ways that even labs at smaller hospitals can put into practice. Success will stem…

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Solutions to Lab Staffing, Supply, Revenue Problems

CEO SUMMARY: Responding to requests from numerous lab managers, The Dark Report is organizing a one-and-a-half-day program that will come to your city. Workshop leaders are from labs su…

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June 27, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Efforts to revise the much-criticized methods Medicare officials use to establish prices the government pays clinical laboratories under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 got a boost last week. On June 22, a bipartisan bill to accomplish that was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The …

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