In this month's "Hot Topic," Rajiv Pruthi, M.B.B.S., discusses heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), approach diagnosis, and the role of the functional serotonin release assay (SRA).
This month’s “Virtual Lecture” discusses the health implications of the use of race in estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), how to estimate GFR, and why it is important to continue funding and research to develop tools without the use of race.
PACE / State of CA / State of FL - This “Continual Improvement” webinar will provide an overview of automating laboratory workflows and its impact on the overall efficiency of testing by speeding up tasks, minimizing waste, reducing reagent usage, and facilitating higher throughput. Optimizing operational efficiency through automation leads to lower running costs, the elimination of errors inherent in manual processes, a reduction in repetitive motion injuries, and improved accuracy and reliability of data.
In this month's "Hot Topic," Robin Patel, M.D., discusses how the use of multiplex tests may reduce the turnaround time for identifying the cause of bloodstream infections, and how this might impact antibiotic stewardship and patient outcomes.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “phlebotomy webinar” will walk learners through the quality improvement methodology and describe PDSA cycle interventions that were implemented in this unit which successfully reduced the amount of canceled labs due to specimen integrity.
Presentation Recording Coming Soon - PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “Continual Improvement webinar” will provide an overview of Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL) approach to the pursuit of operational excellence utilizing lean principles. This will include why this approach has been adopted, provide some background on the lean improvement framework, and how the organization will be impacted as the strategy evolves.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” John Mills, Ph.D., provides information related to work that has been done in Mayo Clinic’s neuroimmunology laboratory which has played a central role in driving the field of autoimmune neurology. Over time it has driven an increase in testing volume, a number of different testing platforms, testing complexity, and a constant influx of novel laboratory-developed tests.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - Presentation Recording Coming Soon - This “phlebotomy webinar” will provide basic information on blood compatibility, the consequences of incompatibility and the recognition of an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - In this "Virtual Lecture," Kevin Halling, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the evolution of clinical laboratory molecular testing over the past 40 years and the types alterations that are detected by solid tumor comprehensive genomic profiling. He also summarizes the clinical utility of solid tumor comprehensive genomic profiling.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - Presentation Recording Coming Soon -
This “Specialty Testing” webinar will discuss the considerations physicians must weigh when evaluating suspected neuropathy patients with special emphasis put on small-fiber neuropathy and the most appropriate laboratory testing related to that phenotype.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - Presentation recording coming soon
This "Continual Improvement" webinar will provide an overview of the latest hot topics regarding laboratory compliance billing such as PAMA and COVID. The speaker also will review the 7 fundamental elements of a laboratory compliance program, Ordering Documentation Requirements, OIG and CMS Reviews, National and Local Coverage Determination, PLA codes and Gapfilled Fee process.
PACE - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S. will explore the translational value of epigenomics by defining epigenetics and chromatin biology, discussing techniques and measures to assess chromatic biology with a special focus on the epigenetics development laboratory, and give examples on how to bring epigenome from the bench to the bedside.
PACE/State of CA/State of FL - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Eva Morava-Kozicz, M.D., Ph.D., discusses one of the most important post-translational modifications that happen in our bodies, glycosylation. More specifically, she focuses on congenital disorders of glycosylation.