Sickle Cell Trait
Quality Control

Athletes must be tested for SCT

Though it has raised alarm in the athletic community, exercising with sickle cell trait (SCT) is generally safe. With proper awareness and education, …
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Quality Control

The what ifs of body fluid testing

You might not think you need a manual body fluid control, but you know that the lab environment can be unpredictable. After all, you are a top-notch p…
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Quality Control

Do you know the 3 C’s of QC?

Do you know the 3 C’s of manual body fluid QC?When you’re in need of a superior quality control for primary use or as a manual backup, cho…
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Cap Manual Body Fluid Testing Guide
Quality Control

CAP Manual Body Fluid Testing Guide

Manual body fluid testing is often overlooked with the adoption of automated systems. Streck recently reviewed the newest CAP critical updates concern…
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The critical step of lysing in A1c testing
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Lysing is a critical step in A1c testing

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than …
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Quality Control

Clinical lab body fluid evaluation

Contributing author: Jessica Hart, Streck RD Associate Scientist 2 To paint a clear diagnostic picture for many pathological conditions, healthcare pr…
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Higher COVID-19 Mortality for SCD

A recent post on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website offered a warning that COVID-19 patients who also have Sickle Cell Disea…
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Quality Control

Principles of flow cytometry

Flow cytometers are valuable in the laboratory because of their ability to rapidly analyze thousands of normal cells while being able to identify the …
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Quality Control

Top 4 questions about SICKLEDEX

Streck listened to customers and has made improvements to the Instructions for Use (IFU) for SICKLEDEX┬«, improving the customer experience by enablin…
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