Judy Gust, a medical technologist in the laboratory at St. Joseph's Hospital, talks about her job.
Your barber, realtor, electrician and massage therapist are all licensed, but only 12 states in the US license medical laboratorians.
Laboratory services play an important role in diagnosing and monitoring diseases. They are also critical in identifying changing disease patterns that come about from changes in lifestyle, migration and population growth. These patterns often result in viral, bacterial and parasitic infections emerging in countries where they were rarely seen before.
Not everyone can visit a medical clinic—but almost anyone can use a cellphone. Learn how one professor is changing the field of medical testing by turning smartphones into portable laboratories.
Medical practice, while still largely undertaken in hospitals and doctors' offices, is expanding out into patients' day-to-day lives. A world already familiar with home pregnancy tests and home blood glucose tests and even home AIDS tests now has another home-based diagnostic product to make use of: an at-home urinalysis system.
There were plenty of studies to choose from, but one stood out. It was seeking healthy men and women ages 18 to 55 for seven three-night weekend stays in the clinic. Compensation: $5,930.
That was more than enough to cover my rent. It was also enough to buy my ticket to Vancouver, where I was accepted into a graduate program in journalism starting in September.
For the past few decades, medical laboratory technology has been characterized by rapid and dramatic innovation, including the development of new tests and advances in equipment and testing techniques. Yet, despite these exciting developments, the profession continues to fall short as a career choice, leading to the current workforce shortage.
The FDA finds that many so-called laboratory-derived tests may actually harm patients.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has turned its eye towards medical laboratory professionals. For those of us in this profession, a profession that has often been behind those biohazard labeled doors, the time has finally arrived for the public and those in healthcare to truly understand our value to saving lives. Simply put, medical laboratory professionals are the doctor’s doctor.
DARK Daily is a concise e-news/management briefing on timely topics in clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group management. It is a solution to the dilemma facing anyone in the laboratory profession. New developments, new technology, and changing healthcare trends make it imperative to stay informed to be successful. At the same time, the Internet, cell phones, blackberries, laptop computers, and wireless devices are overwhelming any one individual’s ability to absorb this crushing Tsunami of data.
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Lab Medicine publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts related to all subspecialties of laboratory medicine.
Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. If you are a medical professional, this site can serve as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science.
LabUniversity™ is a distance learning program that was developed by COLA in response to the learning needs of physicians and laboratory staff to obtain convenient laboratory training that will meet certification and licensing requirements. It is an educational resource that can be used anytime, anywhere, via the internet.
The peer-reviewed management source for lab professionals since 1969.
Published ten times a year, MedicalLab Management magazine is the peer-to-peer information source for clinical laboratory management.
MedTech Dive provides in-depth journalism and insight into the most impactful news and trends shaping medical technology. The newsletters and website cover topics such as medical devices, diagnostics, digital health, regulation/compliance, R&D, M&A and more.
Safe in Common is a movement of healthcare personnel committed to making their working environment safe from the risk of needlestick injury. With the safest equipment, the best practices and the right culture, we believe all needlestick injuries can be prevented.
Many people think that lab professionals just take blood and have little effect on patient care. They couldn't be more wrong. You may never see them, but their impact on patient care is broader than you may think.
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The mission of ASCLS is to make a positive impact in health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.
APHL promotes the role of public health laboratories in shaping national and global health objectives, and promotes policies, programs and technologies that assure continuous improvement in the quality of laboratory practice and health outcomes.
It is our mission to empower those who perform, teach, and manage blood collection procedures for clinical testing to do so with professionalism, integrity, precision and compliance.
Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) is the official journal of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. CLS is an online journal published quarterly and features articles on the very latest in research, education, and government actions affecting clinical laboratory science professionals and their integration and impact on the healthcare system.
Occassional blogging on laboratory issues.
This online resource is designed to identify, evaluate and promote the application of best practices in all aspects of the preanalytical phase of laboratory testing in clinical medicine.
Your interactive hemeostasis resource.
This forum has been designed as a common place for us to access and share knowledge, information and insight about the world of hemostasis. The idea and motivation for this resource came from numerous discussions I’ve been having with my peers over the years.