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Applying Laboratory Quality Principles to Real World Point-of-Care Testing Systems

Kathleen David, MT (ASCP) Jeanne Mumford, MLS (ASCP)     For a printable version of the August CE Story and test go HERE or to take test online go HERE. For more information, visit the Continuing Education tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this article, the reader will be able to: 1. Discuss the need for a quality…

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Utility of Commercially Available Quantitative hCG Immunoassays as Tumor Markers in Trophoblastic and Non-Trophoblastic Disease

Abstract Background: The use of quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as a tumor marker is widely accepted despite lack of FDA-approval for oncology. Differences in iso- and glycoform recognition among hCG immunoassays is well established, exhibiting wide inter-method variability. Here, we assess the utility of 5 quantitative hCG immunoassays for use as tumor markers in…

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TriCore celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

TriCore and medical laboratory professionals across the nation last week celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in healthcare and patient advocacy. The week also strives to help the public understand the quality and professional accountability that clinical…

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