Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinical laboratory team at 839-bed Sarasota Memorial Hospital, part of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMH) in Sarasota, Fla., not only implemented a new automated microbiology system, it also installed a new mass spectrometry analyzer, along with new instruments to support large volumes of SARS-CoV-2 testing.
A funding boost for a team of University of Manitoba researchers will cover the costs of sophisticated microscope camera technology that will give them an extremely close look at the novel coronavirus and could help save lives.
Scientists from Northwell Health Laboratories have developed a new diagnostic multiplex assay that can be used for epidemiological surveillance and clinical management of COVID-19.
A recent study has shown that a UV light technology already used to prevent the spread of other airborne diseases in buildings has the potential to be effective against COVID-19.
Most people would agree that the concept of “safety first” should always be a priority in the laboratory environment.
Hospital-acquired anemia (HAA) is a condition where a patient who was not anemic at hospital admission becomes anemic during their hospital stay.
Health systems that rely on a core laboratory for their testing services must eventually answer a difficult question: Does it make sense to renovate that lab so it can continue to handle the demands of your patient population, or would it be wiser to build an offsite facility, especially in light of declining inpatient testing?
Female hormone levels have been measured using blood tests for decades. However, blood sampling is costly, invasive, and often logistically difficult.
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