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Packaging Key to Specimen Transport Safety

COVER STORY If Disaster Strikes * If Disaster Strikes Packaging Key to Specimen Transport Safety By Gail O. Guterl ADVANCE Assistant Editor The pilot and co-pilot hadn’t expected any trouble. The day was sunny– almost spring-like–and the cargo plane appeared to be running smoothly.…

Contingency Fee Billing

CONTINGENCY FEE BILLING Is It an Endangered Species? By Joseph J. Russo, Esq. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently investigated irregularities of laboratory billing practices of Ohio hospitals, which was referred to as the “Ohio Hospital…

New Applications of Flow Cytometry

FLOW CYTOMETRY New Applications of Flow Cytometry Flow cytometric immunophenotyping is used to evaluate the antigenic characteristics of leukemic cells. By Patricia K. Kotylo, MD Traditional laboratory evaluation of leukemia is based on microscopic examination of neoplastic cells in peripheral blood or bone marrow…

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