Q&A with Cindy Keyak, MHA, MT(ASCP), SSGBand Nadine Ali, BS, MT(ASCP)
MedicalLab Management: What is the driving force behind your laboratory’s microbiology practice?
Cindy Keyak & Nadine Ali: As has been common throughout the country in the last two decades, merging hospitals and health systems have enabled growth in laboratory diagnostics volumes (among... Read more
Over a five-year period from 2011 to 2015, I was fortunate to have gained the opportunities to both create a cytogenetics laboratory from scratch and move existing cytogenetics lab operations to an off-site, core laboratory facility at two different hospital institutions. Two of the most important lessons I learned throughout these processes involved first, the need to collaborate with stakeholders... Read more
Q&A with Aaron Rossi, MD
Medical Lab Management: How can clinical laboratories capitalize on their technological and human resource capabilities through a business mindset?
Aaron Rossi: Today’s clinical laboratories offer full-service diagnostic testing covering a wide range of medical disciplines. In addition to standard chemistry and hematology services, more... Read more
The promise of next-generation flow cytometry platforms including mass cytometry (CyTOF) and mass spectrometry-based digital imaging is substantial. With widespread use in immunophenotyping, analysis of hematopoietic neoplasias, diagnosis of primary immunodeficiencies, and for antibody screening and crossmatching, among other applications, flow cytometry is expected to continue to expand its clinical... Read more
Having had access to flow cytometry technology since the early 2000s, it has become integral to the services offered to our patients. Now, the flow cytometry laboratory, as part of the department of pathology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, performs three major tests: Leukemia and lymphoma immunophenotyping, T and B cell enumeration, and PNH (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria)... Read more