Search Tag: lab tests

Executive Health Management

2017 23 Apr

Despite the fact that lab tests are one of the most common orders placed by doctors and most patients get stuck for a blood draw every time they are admitted to a hospital, research shows that almost one-third of these tests are unnecessary. See Also: Debate Over Rising Healthcare Costs As hospitals seek new ways to use price transparency,...Read more

ICU Management

2016 02 Feb

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC San Diego have developed a test to find out if bacteria are susceptible to antibiotics, with results available in just a few hours. They hope that this advance could slow the appearance of drug resistance and allow appropriate treatment for patients with life threatening bacterial infections to be identified...Read more

IT Management

2015 02 Aug

In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that small aerial drones can be used to transport samples for routine blood tests for as long as 40 minutes without affecting laboratory results. This finding could open up access to testing in remote areas where health clinics can be miles away from labs. The study is reported in...Read more

Executive Health Management

2015 28 Apr

LEAN Workflow and Reduced Sample Turn-around Times Beckman Coulter Diagnostics will be showcasing its revolutionary DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics System on Stand 253 at the 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The CE-marked system is now available with CE-marked assays for Human Cytomegalovirus...Read more

Lab Management

2014 06 Nov

According to several studies presented at the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 2014, educating healthcare providers about the usefulness of laboratory tests could significantly reduce unnecessary testing and could eventually result in improved patient care at a lower cost to labs. The investigators report that there was a 75 percent...Read more