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Ovarian cancer cells: multicentre testing of separation technology

Ovarian cancer cells: multicentre testing of separation technology

Capturing circulating tumour cells in the blood would appear to offer women the chance of earlier detection of ovarian cancer, which is often diagnosed late in the course of the disease.
More than the sum of its parts: the IBMS Congress exhibition

More than the sum of its parts: the IBMS Congress exhibition

At the IBMS Biomedical Science Congress, almost every exhibitor will display their most recent technological advances and latest products. More than just an exhibition, this aspect of the biennial event offers, which is open both to delegates and visitors, has something for everyone.
Healthcare IT procurement: the Bristol perspective

Healthcare IT procurement: the Bristol perspective

David Gibbs and Kevin Watts recount the recent successful procurement for Bristol and Weston pathology services and suggest that the methodology used could be an exemplar healthcare IT procurement model.
Streamlined and efficient pathology: vital to hospital service expansion

Streamlined and efficient pathology: vital to hospital service expansion

Recently opened new pathology facilities at Darent Valley Hospital in Kent are seen as vital to the 10-year expansion plan for hospital services in the north of the county known as the garden of England.
Coagulation and a multimillion-pound investment in pathology

Coagulation and a multimillion-pound investment in pathology

Pathology services south of the Tyne have undergone a multimillion-pound transformation that has seen one company’s expertise in coagulation at the heart of a successful reorganisation of services across three hospitals.
Effective utilisation of automation on the urine bench

Effective utilisation of automation on the urine bench

Against a background of concern regarding possible carry over when using primary tube samples on automated urine analysers, Jamie Laughlin and colleagues report on a recent validation study.
Patients with recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms: overview of changing practice

Patients with recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms: overview of changing practice

Recurrent symptoms of potential abdominal disease are often difficult to interpret without laboratory support and input. Here, Jason Cunningham reviews the latest guidelines and testing panel.
The right kit for the job: verification of a respiratory assay by NHS Fife

The right kit for the job: verification of a respiratory assay by NHS Fife

The predominant strain of influenza virus circulating last winter was not as expected, and resulted in more severe illness. Here, Sally Taylor and Bob Jones assess a new multiplex PCR assay that provides results in hours rather than days, and offers patients prompt diagnoses. Image: CDC/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Community surveillance of acute respiratory infections in Wales: preliminary findings

Community surveillance of acute respiratory infections in Wales: preliminary findings

Catherine Moore summarises early results from the use of a new respiratory pathogen panel that has particular application to the detection of influenza and other acute respiratory infections in the community.
Workcells at the heart of world-class hospital laboratory services

Workcells at the heart of world-class hospital laboratory services

A profile of the laboratory at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the installation of, and progress with, the UK’s first Beckman Coulter DxH workcell.
Human papillomavirus: high-risk testing times

Human papillomavirus: high-risk testing times

The ubiquitous nature of HPV and its association with cervical cancer has resulted in the introduction of a vaccination programme and now calls for frontline testing both in screening and in identifying residual disease following treatment.
ISO15189: understanding the implications for laboratory medicine

ISO15189: understanding the implications for laboratory medicine

As withdrawal of Clinical Pathology Accreditation standards looms, Siemens asked experts at its chemistry and immunoassay user group to explore the changes ahead.
Next-generation diagnostics: pushing pathology boundaries at the molecular level

Next-generation diagnostics: pushing pathology boundaries at the molecular level

Viapath’s fourth Innovation Academy scientific symposium, on the subject of next-generation diagnostics, covered the very latest innovations in what is becoming a fast-moving field.
Doing now what patients need next: a focus on laboratory medicine

Doing now what patients need next: a focus on laboratory medicine

Last September, Roche Diagnostics hosted its 2014 Roche Symposium, focusing on doing now what patients need next. This report looks at findings from the forefront of pathology.
Investigating wireless monitoring and data recording technology

Investigating wireless monitoring and data recording technology

Richard McCann talks to Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Colin Walker and discovers what real-time wireless monitoring in a departmental setting means at first-hand.
What technology can offer: the Biomedical Science Congress exhibition

What technology can offer: the Biomedical Science Congress exhibition

At Congress, almost every one of the exhibitors will display the very latest technological advances and products. New technology plays a vital role in diagnosis and patient health, and contributes to the effectiveness and efficiency of everyone in the profession.
Matters cytological: the annual BAC scientific meeting

Matters cytological: the annual BAC scientific meeting

A two-day scientific programme provided a variety of informative lectures on a wide range of cytopathology topics, along with the interactive experience that is the trade exhibition. Helen Burrell reports.
Accurate measurement of AMH offers opportunities for UK laboratories

Accurate measurement of AMH offers opportunities for UK laboratories

With the introduction of its automated Access AMH assay, Beckman Coulter has addressed the need for a gold-standard test to ensure consistency in measuring a woman’s ovarian reserve. Heather Harper explains.
Lean Six Sigma: optimisation and new technology in the enteric laboratory

Lean Six Sigma: optimisation and new technology in the enteric laboratory

A combination of process management tools and innovative technology has been used to enhance the service offered by one microbiology department. Here, Jamie Laughlin provides an overview of the procedures and outcomes.
On the road with the NLMC and NPEx

On the road with the NLMC and NPEx

A combined NLMC and NPEx informatics roadshow event has proved very popular with delegates at five venues over the past six months. Two more are scheduled for early 2015, in London and Scotland.

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