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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.
Quality control explained: QC for point-of-care testing

Quality control explained: QC for point-of-care testing

Randox recently published the first in a series of White Papers. Here, Sarah Kee and colleagues focus on the importance of quality control in point-of-care testing, set against a background of accreditation.

Diagnosis and monitoring of CMV infection in immunocompromised patients

The latest assay, for cytomegalovirus, from DiaSorin provides speed and accuracy in diagnosis and monitoring of the infection, with application in immunocompromised patients and in the pregnancy and neonatal setting. Image: CDC
Into a different league: management resources, products and reagents

Into a different league: management resources, products and reagents

As a worldwide leader in the field of haemostasis, Stago is setting the standard of excellence in the field, with cutting-edge technologies, products and customer service providing a complete laboratory haemostasis package.
Automated urinalysis: a look at its role in managing sepsis

Automated urinalysis: a look at its role in managing sepsis

Gram-negative sepsis may develop following urinary tract, but can automated systems provide more timely identification and sensitivities? Ian Sturgess, Mike Weinbren and Kathryn Clarke look at the evidence.
ISO 15189 accreditation: embracing the change

ISO 15189 accreditation: embracing the change

Positive support for the new accreditation standards will increase confidence in the results produced by eliminating, wherever possible, the causes of variability in laboratory protocols. This is particularly true for pipetting, as Craig Bush explains.
Laboratory measurement of new oral anticoagulants: pitfalls and solutions

Laboratory measurement of new oral anticoagulants: pitfalls and solutions

With the increasing use of the new oral anticoagulants, Stago has called for greater awareness of the impact of drug concentration on outcomes, as Laurence Loï explains.
Pathology services reform: making it work in practice

Pathology services reform: making it work in practice

Application of the recommendations in Lord Carter’s review of pathology services has proved to be no easy ride, but Chris Charlton offers a tale of success involving Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside.
Specimen transport a different way: four years on, was it successful?

Specimen transport a different way: four years on, was it successful?

Having posed an important question about improvements to specimen reception, Helen Dasley explains the process by which a better system was realised, and the advantages now enjoyed.
Clostridium difficile: past, present and future

Clostridium difficile: past, present and future

Since its first identification 1935, C. difficile has been the focus of much research. Here Charlotte Duncan provides an overview and update on the methodologies available to detect and identify this infective agent.
Pathology in practice: a performance, quality and training report

Pathology in practice: a performance, quality and training report

Hamilton House in London was the venue for the PQT Conference, the first in a series of one-day events organised by Pathology in Practice. Each speaker provided a summary and these are reproduced here.

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