The Worsening Shortage of Lab StaffWhat’s Being Done to Turn it Around? By Phil Kibak
With the need for medical technologists predicted to grow and more reaching retirement age, labs can expect continued shortages until efforts to recruit young people to the profession take hold.
Stuck in the MiddlewareLabs Look for Answers as New Consortium Aims to Untangle the MessBy Deborah Levenson
A new consortium takes on middleware headaches with a forthcoming standard that aims to improve connectivity.
Toxic Metals Why Hair Analysis Deserves Another LookBy Erlo Roth, MD and David W. Quig, PhD
When used in conjunction with patient symptoms and other laboratory tests, elemental analysis of hair is a reasonably accurate and precise technology that can determine long-term exposure to various toxic elements.
Report Details Factors in Rising CKD Rates
More on MRSA Testing
Some institutions are now new molecular tests for MRSA to screen all patients, but two recent studies have come to different conclusions about this universal screening strategy.
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