Knowing which test is the correct test can be difficult. Ordering the wrong test can provide misleading results and increase costs to the patient. In this case review, Sarah Kerr, M.D., explains similarities and differences between mismatch repair defects and microsatellite instability when screening patients for Lynch syndrome.
Because many patients with lung cancer are not surgical candidates, the biopsy specimen or cytology preparation will be the only specimen available for diagnosis and molecular testing in these patients. In this Hot Topic, Anja Roden, M.D., covers a new classification of small biopsies and cytology in the 2015 WHO classification of lung adenocarcinoma.
In this Hot Topic, Nancy Wengenack, Ph.D., provides an overview of the current standards for antifungal drug-susceptibility testing of yeast and the development of species-specific breakpoints and epidemiological cutoff values.
Infectious Diseases Subspecialties Update 2017 will provide a comprehensive review of infectious diseases that focuses on the clinical application of new developments. Watch a video with Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, to learn more.
This two-day conference will offer the opportunity to hear Dennis Ernst, MT(ASCP), present what’s new in the world of phlebotomy, learn about legal updates, and interactively predict the impact of pre-analytical errors.