Hot Topic

Hot Topic

In this “Hot Topic,” Amy Saenger, Ph.D., DABCC, presents part 2 of a 3-part series on “Laboratory Test Utilization Strategies.” The series addresses strategies for test utilization in the clinical laboratory. This presentation will discuss some common clinical chemistry laboratory tests and strategies to direct appropriate use.

By MCL Education • February 1, 2013

In this “Hot Topic,” Curtis Hanson, M.D., presents part 1 of a 3-part series on “Laboratory Test Utilization Strategies.” The series addresses strategies for test utilization in the clinical laboratory. This presentation will discuss how knowledge gained from test utilization strategies can be used by the laboratory and shared with physicians to ensure that correct tests are ordered for the correct patients, best test methodologies are utilized, and accuracy and quality remain high, ensuring the best medical care.

By MCL Education • January 2, 2013

Dimorphic fungi cause several common diseases including histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis. In this 5-part “Hot Topic,” Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., discusses the distribution and ecology of these fungi, as well as their pathogenesis and cultural characteristics.

By MCL Education • December 5, 2012

In this 11-part “Hot Topic” series, Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., addresses one or more genus or group in direct microscopic examination of fungi in clinical specimens that relies on both bright-field and phase-contrast microscopy, as well as multiple stains to optimize visualization of the organism.

By MCL Education • October 2, 2012

In this 2-part “Hot Topic,” Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., shares his lifetime of experience to assist you in differentiating Dermatophyte organisms under consideration in your patient’s differential diagnosis.

By MCL Education • July 16, 2012

In this “Hot Topic” series, Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., introduces the field of clinical mycology. He reviews the basics, including culture and identification of organisms encountered in the clinical practice.

By MCL Education • January 1, 2012

In this 2-part “Hot Topic,” Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., shares his lifetime of experience to assist you in differentiating Dermatophyte organisms under consideration in your patient’s differential diagnosis.

By MCL Education • April 15, 2011

In this “Hot Topic,” Loralie Langman, Ph.D., discusses the prevalence of illicit drug use in the United States and describes testing for commonly encountered drugs. She also reviews drug detection limits, confirmation cutoffs, drug metabolism, and interpretation of screening and confirmation drug testing.

By MCL Education • September 18, 2009