Insights & Publications


Understanding the Benefits of IgE Testing in Allergy Assessment, Lab Services & The Significance of Negative Results

Allergies, ranging from hay fever to food allergies, affect millions of people worldwide, impacting their quality of life and sometimes posing severe health risks.  In the realm of allergy diagnosis, Immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing emerges as a pivotal tool, offering critical information into allergen sensitivities and guiding personalized treatment approaches. Understanding IgE Immunoglobulin E (IgE)…

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Beware of the Summer Viruses

As we approach the summer months, there are some viruses that you may want to keep in mind. We now have molecular tests for targeted, sensitive, and specific detection of viral agents. Adenoviruses are common viruses that often arise in the summer that can cause many types of infections, including cold-like symptoms, sore throat, bronchitis,…

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TriCore’s Phlebotomy Trainee Program: Fills a Critical Need

Background Running a business in New Mexico is challenging. Much of our talent, especially in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—leaves the state and typically don’t return. This migration has created a shortage of qualified professionals, particularly in healthcare. Consequently, our academic centers struggle to produce enough graduates, especially in biosciences, to meet the needs…

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Point of Care Testing: A Blessing or a Burden?

Point-of-care testing (POCT) refers to medical diagnostic testing that is performed near the patient, often at the bedside, rather than in a centralized laboratory. This type of testing provides rapid results, allowing healthcare providers to make immediate treatment decisions. POCT devices are typically portable, easy to use, and require minimal training. They are suitable for…

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TriCore’s Mobile Testing Program Ties to its Mission

Monique Dodd, PharmD, PhC, MLS(ASCP)CM, TriCore’s Manager, Enterprise Clinical Solutions and Karissa Culbreath, PhD, D(ABMM) TriCore’s Chief Medical Director, Infectious Disease, were interviewed for this article.   The barriers to accessing healthcare is a major contributor to poor health outcomes and increased healthcare costs in the U.S. TriCore’s footprint across New Mexico has enabled improved…

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