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The Essence: The Best of October 2021

By Anne-Margaret Olsson posted 11-11-2021 11:51

The Artery is your community for finding solutions to your day-to-day clinical chemistry questions. Last month, several answers were found to questions ranging from "Do you have any helpful tips for using osmometers?" to “What do to when a patient has low HbA1c?” Read on for the most discussed on the Artery in October.

Useful Tips for Implementing New Instruments

Implementing new instruments in the lab can be tricky when laboratorians aren’t familiar with the new technology. Specifically, for osmometers, there are procedures that need to be done properly in order to receive consistent test results. Do you have any helpful tips for use of this instrument?

A Lecture to Remember During 1993 AACC

Arterians recall the 1993 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting where W. Edward Deming gave a memorable lecture on “a managed system”. Most agree that his lecture provided useful information that could be used currently in the field. Do you have any recollection of this lecture?

From The Pulse to Scientific Shorts

AACC Academy’s Scientific Shorts provide awareness and best practices around current laboratory issues. Two recent articles focus on the topics of criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in 2021 and what do to when a patient has low HbA1c. What’s your take on these articles?