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  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Had the same problem, response and outcome at my place as Dr Anthony despite my best efforts at communication one on one and en masse in front of the local hospital woman's advisory committee. Dr wasco, I dont know the answer to your question but I like ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    I agree with what other have posted. While I was at ARUP the lab I directed did all of the FLM tests and gradually, one by one, the went the way of the dinosaur. There are no commercially available FLM tests anymore so labs that wish to offer one are ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Very important and challenging topic. We are en EPIC system now having fully transitioned to Beaker recently with adopting EPIC EMR about a decade ago.  I want to raise some considerations and echo comments from others in this thread. We retained our ...

  • Lipase "Flyers"

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    Has anyone seen spikes of lipase values with patients/QC that repeat lower? We run the lipase method on Architect c16000s. Thanks! -Joe ------------------------------ Joesph Wiencek, PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology University of Virginia ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Thank you all for your comments regarding my post on DFS ANA patterns and follow up testing.  It is interesting to note that very few labs  are commenting on the DFS ANA pattern and doing follow up DFS70 testing.  While no DFS70 ANA test is currently FDA ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    We report oxyhemoglobin (FO2Hb) as a percentage, by oximetry, not O2 sat. ------------------------------ Steven M. Truscott, PhD, DABCC, FAACC Clinical Chemist, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Technical Director, Special Testing, STAT Lab, Point of ...

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    Good morning, My personal opinion is that performing patient testing on an analyzer that has not been fully validated for patient testing is risky. Preliminary experiments are often only able to detect gross problems with analytical performance. ...

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    I always turn to "All you really need to know to interpret arterial blood gases" by Lawrence Martin (long out-of-print but worth searching for). Here is a summary of what he says in his "pitfalls" chapter regarding temperature correction: "Arterial ...