Tag: polymerase chain reaction

Newspaper Reports Miss on Molecular Technology

CEO SUMMARY: In reporting on a suspected outbreak of whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis), a national newspaper suggested administrators at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center had placed too much faith in molecular testing. In this exclusive interview, Dartmouth’s Director of Molecular Pathology comments on how the media misunderstood the story, and why molecular testing remains the preferred

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Lab Industry Briefs

MONOLAYER PAP SMEAR TEST
In travels to laboratories around the United States, THE DARK REPORT is getting interesting, but anecdotal, feedback about Cytyc Corp.’s ThinPrep® monolayer Pap smear test. Pathologists and laboratory directors are noticing two perceived benefits to using the ThinPrep process. One, their cytologists are able to report a higher percentage of Pap smears

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