We have all suffered through a steep learning curve about SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for causing the COVID-19 disease, in the past few months. Accordingly, there has been an unprecedented response from the medical and scientific communities consolidating their efforts to combat the spread and crippling effects of this disease. On January 10, 2020—a mere week after the SARS-CoV-2 virus... Read more
Visit medlabmag.com/syphilis1 for Part 1 of this series.
In the April issue of MedicalLab Management, part 1 of this 2-part series detailed CPL’s transition to a rapid plasma reagin (RPR), assay-based automated test system for syphilis testing. This first part included information on methodology change, clinical overview, evolving screening recommendations, and the laboratory’s... Read more
Bolstering clinical laboratory operations through outreach is quickly becoming imperative for hospitals and health systems to compete in today’s health care market. Successful outreach programs tend to rely on software systems that clarify and optimize billing and accounts receivable processes as part of an overall revenue cycle management system. Although dedicated outreach billing & AR... Read more
This interview took place on 3/26 and is reflective of that time. Given the rapid rate of change surrounding COVID-19, we will have a follow up with Dr. Zabaleta in a forthcoming issue.
Q&A with Eugenio H. Zabaleta, PhD Clinical Chemist OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital
Medical Lab Management: How has the coronavirus pandemic affected your clinical laboratory operations in general?
Eugenio... Read more
This is part one of a 2-part article. Rapid blood diagnostics implementation will be covered in Part 2.
Bacterial and fungal bloodstream infections are significant causes of morbidity, mortality, and health care-associated costs. Furthermore, it has been found that insufficient initial antimicrobial therapy for patients in septic shock is associated with a five-fold increase in mortality.1 To... Read more
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