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Mohs and the benefits of new embedding  and staining systems

Mohs and the benefits of new embedding and staining systems

Guy Orchards reports on preliminary work to assess the benefits of the latest equipment designed to facilitate frozen section preparation and staining in a laboratory supporting a Mohs micrographic surgery service.
Microbe: an organism still viable and reproducing

Microbe: an organism still viable and reproducing

The success enjoyed by the biennial Microbe conferences spans almost three decades, and the 14th event returns to Sheffield later in September. Alan Pease reports.
Allergy identification and management: importance in asthma patients

Allergy identification and management: importance in asthma patients

Jason Cunningham looks at the connection between allergy and asthma, and the benefits provided by the allergy identification and management (AIM) initiative.
Faecal immunochemical testing: a new pathway for bowel cancer patients

Faecal immunochemical testing: a new pathway for bowel cancer patients

The latest automated testing system and sample collection device makes faecal sampling easy and convenient for patients, provides timely diagnosis of significant bowel disease, and ensures consistency for the laboratory.
Patients to benefit from investment in pathology services in Manchester

Patients to benefit from investment in pathology services in Manchester

Major investment by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust is set to bring benefits to more than a million patients it treats every year.
Collaboration boosts regulatory compliance for centre of excellence

Collaboration boosts regulatory compliance for centre of excellence

Elite specialist haemostasis unit in the NHS partners with Stago UK to improve patient outcomes through innovation, workflow efficiency and confidence in results reporting.
Molecular virology: a trio of European experiences

Molecular virology: a trio of European experiences

A recent case study, poster and paper provide compelling evidence to support the efficacy of the latest diagnostic system and assays from Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. The following trio of reports from across Europe provides independent support for the value of Beckman Coulter’s DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics System and assays in routine virological practice.
Empowering laboratories of the future: the urgent need for clinical context

Empowering laboratories of the future: the urgent need for clinical context

Laboratory professionals must be given detailed clinical information to make decisions on the most effective testing for patients, writes Martin Wilkinson, as we can no longer afford for laboratories to be confined to the back office.
CDI: how to address a crucial diagnostic conundrum

CDI: how to address a crucial diagnostic conundrum

In the run up to publication of the latest European guidance on testing for Clostridium difficile infection, this article provides an overview of the current situation. Nephron www.commons.wkikmedia.org CC BY-SA 3.0.jpg
Macro digital pathology imaging: advanced practice in Manchester

Macro digital pathology imaging: advanced practice in Manchester

Caroline Glennie and colleagues at Manchester Royal Infirmary have been using the MacroPATH Pro-X system from Menarini since January. Here, they report on a revolution in histopathology dissection.
Rheumatoid arthritis: the role of serology in laboratory diagnosis

Rheumatoid arthritis: the role of serology in laboratory diagnosis

A combination of three laboratory tests can help to identify rheumatoid arthritis patients sooner and enable clinicians to start tailored treatment promptly, as Jason Cunningham explains. KGH www.commons.wkikmedia.org CC BY-SA 3.0.jpg
Anaerobic bacteriology: introduction of the latest ergonomic jar system

Anaerobic bacteriology: introduction of the latest ergonomic jar system

The addition of two new ergonomic anaerobic jars to the Anoxomat range promises to maximise the use of space both in the laboratory and within incubators. Jim Smith explains.
Selenium: a vital role in health and disease

Selenium: a vital role in health and disease

Biochemical features of selenium have emerged only in recent years, and investigations into selenoproteome gene expression and the selenocysteine synthetic pathway have provided evidence that underpins its biochemical roles in health and disease. National Cancer Institute/Purdue University Center for Cancer Research; Ji-Xin Cheng.jpg
Antimicrobial resistance: prevention measures to tackle the problem

Antimicrobial resistance: prevention measures to tackle the problem

The latest reports by Jim O’Neill’s independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance have highlighted the power of simple measures to prevent infections, as well as the potential role of vaccines and other alternatives in tackling antimicrobial resistance.

D-dimer assay guidelines: value of objective testing for VTE in the emergency setting

Lack of formal international standardisation of tests for venous thromboembolism means that appropriate medical care may sometimes not be given. Here, Laurence Loï looks at the current situation.
Merkel cell carcinoma: an audit of NHS Fife patients

Merkel cell carcinoma: an audit of NHS Fife patients

Merkel cell carcinoma is a neuroendocrine tumour that often follows an aggressive course. Understanding its biology could improve the clinical outcomes for patients who present with this rare malignant disease. Dr Guy Orchard.jpg
Optimising performance to expand pathology services

Optimising performance to expand pathology services

Providing a high-quality, reliable and cost-effective pathology service is the priority for today’s NHS. Beckman Coulter’s Ibti Rashid explains why the company’s laboratory automation customers excel in these areas.
Breast cancer: on the trail of better treatment

Breast cancer: on the trail of better treatment

Teams of researchers in Cardiff, Zaragoza in Spain, and Brno in the Czech Republic have focused on the use of TRAIL, a member of the TNF cytokine superfamily, as a more effect treatment for breast cancer. National Cancer Institute.jpg
SmartLAB Innovation Network: promoting developments in laboratory technology

SmartLAB Innovation Network: promoting developments in laboratory technology

The next phase in the development of innovative laboratory technologies is in progress and will be highlighted next year with the return of SmartLAB to Hanover.
Tips for thriving in the age of diversified laboratory testing

Tips for thriving in the age of diversified laboratory testing

Pathology services have a pivotal role to play in the diversification of point-of-care testing services, but the shift of responsibility outside the laboratory setting is not without its challenges, as Martin Wilkinson explains.

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