As laboratories have changed, the field of serology has evolved to encompass new methods for testing blood serum, antigens, and antibodies.
In recent years, laboratories’ ability to detect and quantitate viruses through serology testing has significantly improved due to the use of molecular techniques.
Nearly 5 million people in the United States receive blood transfusions each year, mainly with donations collected, separated, and stored at blood banks. These days both private and institutional blood banks and biobanks are attracting significant amounts of investment, but they’re also facing challenges.
A panel of experts speaking at Capitol Hill recently affirmed that the US blood supply has never been safer for patients needing transfusions.
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The October Product Spotlight features anatomic pathology solutions from Sunquest Information Systems, Viewics Inc, Orchard Software, and NovoPath.
Streck’s A1c-Cellular Linearity, the only commercially available hemoglobin A1c linearity/calibration verification material with intact red blood cells, is now assayed for the Trinity Biotech Premier Hb9210 and Ultra2 instruments.
Novel test from T2 Biosystems identifies five species of Candida, one of the most lethal forms of sepsis-causing bloodstream infections, providing results in hours instead of days.
FDA has granted premarket notification (510(k)) market clearance for the Power Express high-speed automated sample processing system by Beckman Coulter.
With recertification performed by the British Standards Institute, COLA continues as the only CMS-deemed accreditor with an ISO quality systems designation.