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Understanding diabetes A1c tests

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people worldwide with diabetes rose from 108 million in 1980 (4.7% of the adult popula…
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Benefits of sickle testing in athletes

Sickle cell trait (SCT) runs under the radar most of the time, yet it can be deadly serious. People who experience physically strenuous situations, su…
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Testing irreplaceable body fluids

When body fluid tests are ordered, we typically think of blood, saliva and urine. Although these body fluids are commonly tested for assessing health,…
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The value of an ILQC program

Leading medical labs don’t see quality control simply as a way to satisfy the requirements of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Col…
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Quality control in the laboratory

Quality Control (QC) in a laboratory setting is critical to ensure the accuracy of results used to deliver diagnostic information to patients. Aside f…
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Six problems with urinalysis controls

Running daily quality control for your urine analyzer is intended to identify any problems that could impact the instrument’s ability to accurately …
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