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  • Thanks for the information Peggy. Look forward to seeing you there! Kim Skala, MT (ASCP) Clinical Specialist, Critical Care & Point of Care Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) 180 Hartwell Road Bedford, MA 01730 Cell 708-768-6136 ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    We consistently report TAT for ED cTnI of 27 minutes (receive to result). Average total TAT (order to result) is about 47-48 minutes. I should note that the ED-collects at our site are auto-received and since we are essentially across the hall, runners ...

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    Hi Carol, We brought in   Biorex Labs K-Check earlier this year to replace the Acetest tablets.  In our validation we found results were identical to the Acetest.

  • Posted in: Capital

    The AACC Capital Section would like to cordially invite you to the 2017 Annual Awards Lecture and Banquet on December 7, 2017 at Shimadzu Training Center, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, 7100 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, MD 21046. Agenda 6:00p-6:30p: ...

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    Dear colleagues: Just went live with this device in ECMO and having issues with wide variability of results and thus how to use them in conjunction with PTT and UFH. From literature it seems that variability is a known problem with this device ...

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a proposed rule suggesting changes to the physician fee schedule.  Within the proposal, the agency requested feedback on the data collection process being utilized by CMS to rebase ...

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    ​Hi Arterians, I was wondering what Quality Indicators do you monitor for Core Laboratory/Chemistry and Point of Care, and how do you set your goals (based on average over the last few months, what you wish the goal to be, etc) Thank you, Van

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    ​Thank you for the speedy replies.  This has been very helpful.  You all are the best! Sincerely, Jennifer ------------------------------ Jennifer Matera MBA; MT(ASCP) Laboratory Services Director Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman, Washington ------------------------------