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From the Editor: Playing by the Rules

Sometimes it’s hard to estimate the impact of shifting healthcare policies until providers actually begin putting them into practice. That seems to be the case with two significant shifts in federal policy that are now working their way toward implementation in clinical laboratories throughout the United States.

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From the Editor: To D, or Not to D?

Sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is active in tissues and cells throughout the body, and is believed to help prevent or reduce a wide range of diseases. But researchers aren’t exactly sure what roles vitamin D plays, and judging how much vitamin D is enough—and for whom—remains something of a moving target.

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From the Editor: August 2013: Labs Are Sexy

Vendors at the Clinical Lab Expo showcased products and services to help labs boost their output and operate in accordance with lean initiatives, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.