Getting the Lead Out: Making Progress in Protecting Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 500,000 children between the ages of one and five have blood lead levels above five micrograms per deciliter.

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Improving outcomes with
diagnostic tools

Every year, severe sepsis affects more than three quarters of a million patients—and as many as 40 percent of these patients die. Sepsis presents few specific clinical symptoms or signs in its early phases, however, physicians can deploy Procalcitonin biomarker testing as one of several evaluation tools to improve risk assessment for sepsis.

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Reliable testing equals healthcare efficiency

As the Affordable Care Act dramatically changes medicine, one word is repeated often – efficiency. Patusa Mayfield, a lab director at Trinity Mother Frances Health System, sees a direct connection between the confidence in her laboratory’s clinical results and how lean and hyper-efficient her QC processes are.

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Monitoring at the most critical moments

Methodist Dallas Medical Center performs hundreds of liver and kidney transplants per year. With such volume, the medical center must be hyper-vigilant about lab result quality and efficiency.

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