Resource Center

Helpful news about your profession and information to help you succeed.

Automated Staining Techniques in Histopathology Laboratories

IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY Automated Staining Techniques in Histopathology Laboratories The transition from manual to semi- and fully automated processes for immunohistochemistry has contributed significantly toward achieving higher efficiency and superior quality of testing results. By Taiying Chen, MD, PhD; Ronald Raab, PhD; Priya Ratnam, PhD; Sheena…

Urinalysis of Pathologic Conditions

Urinalysis is a quick and cost-effective method for the screening, diagnosis and monitoring of many pathological disorders of the urinary system. A urinalysis is an important and cost-effective laboratory test for the assessment of kidney dysfunctions when the specimen is collected, processed and analyzed…

ADVANCE’S 1999 MammographyBreast Health Directo

Bolstering mammography services? Need MQSRA questions answered? Whatever your mammography/breast health needs, ADVANCE’s annually updated list of vendors serving this niche–along with how to reach them and what they provide–will make your search easier. ADVANCE’S 1999 Mammography/Breast Health Directory Access MedicalEquipment Group Inc. 10…

New Travel Allowance Policy for Labs

New Travel Allowance Policy for Labs Randy Wiitala, MT(ASCP) Billing the Medicare program for a travel allowance has been a confusing issue to laboratory directors for a long time. The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) recently updated its Medicare policy regarding this, and the…

Never Too Old to Exercise

assisted living Never Too Old to Exercise A personal training program can improve thephysical and mental state of your residents. by Robert Van Dyk, MHA DON’T TELL THE RESIDENTS in my nursing homes and assisted living residences they are too old to exercise. They…

Specimen Transport

Specimen Transport Regulation Update By Eric Cook The regulations governing the transport of infectious and biohazardous material have developed over many years. Particularly in the past several years, with the advent of the AIDS pandemic and increasing international travel, regulators have endeavored to develop…

Maintaining Control During an Acquisition

Question & Answer Maintaining Control During an Acquisition Q: Megan is the laboratory manager at Cross Pointe Hospital. She has a very well-run department that continually meets the needs of physicians and other customers. The turnaround time on stat testing is excellent, results are…

How to Code Mammographies

coding corner How to Code Mammographies Jeff Majchrzak, BA, (RT)NMTCB On January 23, a middle-aged woman received a call from her radiologist asking her to come to the office the next day to discuss her bilateral screening mammogram results. That evening, she went to…

Dorsolithotomy Vs. Dorsal Lithotomy

Dorsolithotomy Vs. Dorsal Lithotomy TO THE EDITOR: As a medical transcriptionist, I was disappointed and somewhat amazed at the fact that your publication would use terminology in its articles that is not “acceptable” per the Current Medical Terminology by Vera Pyle–the “Bible” to many…

Each year more than 350,000 professionals advance their career with Elite Learning.