In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Nancy Wengenack, Ph.D., provides an overview of the current Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak and discusses what is known regarding the source of infection. In addition, she will discuss the clinical features of the disease and the recommended laboratory tests that can assist with diagnosis.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Robin Patel, M.D., will give the final presentation in a 4-part series on the use of syndromic molecular panels in the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Elitza Theel, Ph.D. will discuss a new interferon-gamma release assay that can assist in the detection of individuals that are infected with tuberculosis.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., will provide you with an overview of the potential differences in potassium levels that may occur when testing capillary blood versus a venous sample.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” James Stubbs, M.D., will discuss three important transformational changes that are likely to have a significant impact on transfusion medicine.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Elitza Theel, Ph.D., discusses how the use of syndromic molecular panels may improve the coverage for detecting infectious agents and reduce the turnaround time for reporting results.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Bobbi Pritt, M.D., will discuss a powerful new technology called “multiplex molecular testing” that can assist in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal infections.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Matt Binnicker, Ph.D., explains how syndromic testing can be used to diagnose viral and bacterial respiratory infections, the advantages of using this method, and when a syndromic respiratory panel should be ordered.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” D. Jane Hata, Ph.D., provides an overview of the epidemiology of Zika virus, as well as the possible clinical features of disease and the recommended laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis of Zika virus infection.
In this months “Hot Topic,” Christopher Desens, MLS(ASCP) discusses the preparation of platelet-poor plasma for coagulation testing.
In this “Hot Topic,” Nicole Hoppman, Ph.D., discusses mate-pair sequencing, which is the first clinically available test that can characterize almost any chromosomal rearrangement, helping to establish pathogenicity, and, in a neoplastic setting, assist in diagnosis, prognosis, and identification of optimal therapeutic options.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Ph.D., will provide you with valuable information regarding the utility of the prostate specific antigen test, and how the calculation of a prostate health index, or phi, can help to stratify a patient’s risk for prostate cancer and reduce unnecessary biopsies.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Ariela Marshall, M.D., provides an overview of venous thromboembolism in the pregnant population, including its risk factors, treatment, and prevention.