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Regulation and standards

Diagnostics Profession

Marker of Excellence

| Fedra Pavlou

Anthony Whetton, Director of the Stoller Biomarker Discovery Centre, Manchester, UK

Outside the Lab Profession

It’s Our Turn

| Michael Laposata

Michael Laposata, co-author of the IoM report, speaks out…

Inside the Lab Profession

We Need to Talk: Pathologists, Patients and Diagnostic Errors – Part I

We can argue about how many diagnostic errors happen each year, but we can’t deny that there are too many of them. And when one of those errors is ours, denial is especially inappropriate – but how many of us feel comfortable about a confessional with the patient? In the first installment of a two-part feature, we examine the difficulties around disclosure and communication of diagnostic errors.

Outside the Lab Liquid biopsy

Liquid License

| Michael Schubert

FDA issues first-ever approval for liquid biopsy companion diagnostic

Inside the Lab Profession

The Path(ology) to Quality Improvement

| Paul Stennett

What labs need to know about the importance of ISO 15189 accreditation.

Outside the Lab Laboratory management

What Will Red Tape Mean for LDTs?

| James Nichols

New regulations in the US set to change the way LDTs are developed – and could stifle innovation

Inside the Lab Regulation and standards

Be Ready for IQCP

| Sharon Ehrmeyer

What is "The Individual Quality Control Plan (IQCP)" and should test sites adopt it?

Outside the Lab Point of care testing

Theranos: Science Fact or Science Fiction?

| Roisin McGuigan

The secretive diagnostic startup has been making headlines – but not always for the right reasons…

Inside the Lab Hematology

Let’s Fast in Harmony

| Mads Nybo

Why we need to harmonize fasting definitions for blood sampling

Outside the Lab Hematology

Testing Times for POC

| Kathie Hermayer, Yusheng Zhu

The accuracy and impact of POC glucose testing is raising concerns - what are the alternatives?

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