Q&A with Sara J. Eastman, AIAPrincipal, Science + TechnologyEwingCole Architecture & Planning
Medical Lab Management: Clearly, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic will widely affect the way workspaces are designed and assembled in the future, but what early ideas might be applied to hospitals in general, and clinical laboratories, specifically?
Sara Eastman: The COVID-19... Read more
Unprecedented in our lifetimes, the COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on the safe practice of laboratory medicine. Although incredible strides have been made in identifying this novel virus, much remains unknown regarding its makeup, mode(s) of transmission, and aspects of immune response, among others. However, as the pandemic evolves, new information is gained every day. Health agencies... Read more
Maintaining a variety of laboratory products within closely defined temperature ranges is imperative for quality analysis. The ability to measure, monitor, and control storage temperatures for transportation and temporary storage containers is likewise imperative. Attention to the preanalytical environment must be acute, including rigorous temperature control measures, in order to avoid the unwitting... Read more
All laboratory directors are well aware of the integral nature of laboratory services to patient care, including the direct correlation of proper diagnosis to laboratory testing. However, despite this internal well-known fact, the crucial impact of laboratories is often overlooked by others viewing patient care from the outside.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an immediate and intense spotlight... Read more
Among other disciplines, the flow cytometry department at Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) has been performing clinical immunophenotyping testing since 1999. Over the last two decades, this testing has focused largely on the enumeration of lymphocyte subset cells in order to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of immune diseases, namely AIDS.
A key manifestation of HIV infection progression... Read more
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