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  • POINT OF CARE TESTING: TODAY AND TOMORROW SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AACC NORTHEAST LOCAL SECTION WHEN Thursday, May 18, 2017 8am-5pm: Conference 5pm-7:30pm: Dinner, Awards, Posters WHERE Forefront ...

  • Hi Brian, I was also looking for a scabies PT recently with CAP and API PT and I did not find one. The decision was made for to me have an alternative proficiency drafted up. I now have an image to show my physician and ask if scabies is present or ...

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    I definitely think we should critically review unusual results, especially potassium >7 or 8. HOWEVER, we cannot always assume these are erroneous results. I have twice encountered seemingly real potassium results >8 (I think one was >9). In these ...

  • I put in a cross post to the clinical & diagnostic immunology division. Hopefully someone there will follow the link and have info for you! ------------------------------ Danyel ------------------------------

  • I have a division member with a question about Demodex scabies test proficiency testing...would someone mind following the link and giving some input? Thanks so much! https://artery.aacc.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=e9a5782a-3432-4328-9101-e9a700876c5e&CommunityKey=d0d0bf66-5134-4853-8567-0204d6f12685&tab=digestviewer ...

  • I've been waiting to see if anyone would answer on this...but it's 9 days now. Maybe ask about it in the Immunology division? I can't see a way to cross-post this for you, over to that area. Let me see if I can try something... ------------------------------ ...

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    Hi everyone, My laboratory has received complaints from clinics in the last 18 months regarding detachment of the cap from specimen tube during blood collection, usually during withdrawal of the tube from the Vacutainer holder. Most of the incidents ...

  • There is enough interest among our oncology group for this test. We are planning to implement heavy chain assays mainly for beta region migrating M-spikes. This will be mostly low volume and follow internal lab reflex process instead of direct physician ...