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Test Selection and Interpretation Guide

Test Selection and Interpretation Guide 2012

This useful guide provides testing information in 9 clinical specialties: cardiology, chronic kidney disease, coagulation, endocrinology, genetics, hematology/oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, and toxicology. The information provided is based on peer-reviewed publications.

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Sex Hormone Measurement: How Evolving Technology Has Improved Test Accuracy, Precision and Reproducibility

Ronald Swerdloff, MD, and our own Nigel J. Clarke, PhD, present a balanced look at both the laboratory and clinical requirements of the new JCEM editorial regarding sex hormone testing and the new mass spectrometry-based assays for measurement. ASCLS P.A.C.E. credits available through September 19, 2014.

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Clostridium Difficile Infection – Addressing a National Epidemic

In recent years infections caused by Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) have reached epidemic levels in the United States, accounting for 250,000 illnesses per...

Advanced Lipid Testing: Enabling a More Accurate Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. accounting for one in three (approximately...

HIV Management – The Evolving Role of the Primary Care Physician

The recommendation for universal screening of adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65 years for HIV infection, issued by the United States Preventive...

Allergic Disease – The Challenge of Recognition and Diagnosis

50 million people in the United States - 1 in 5 Americans – suffer from allergy. It is the 5th leading chronic disease...

Test Selection and Interpretation Guide
Test Selection and Interpretation Guide

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This useful guide provides testing information in 9 clinical specialties.

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