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Image: Axiom Genome-Wide Population-Optimized Human Arrays are genotyping panels that offer the best genetic coverage of rare and common variants for genome-wide disease association studies (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Preemies' Blood Type Tied to Risk for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and focal intestinal perforation (FIP) are two of the most common emergencies of the gastrointestinal tract in preterm infants with very low birth weight (VLBW). The etiology and pathogenesis of NEC and FIP remain poorly understood. More...
21 Jul 2021
Image: The Bionano Genomics Saphyr instrument used for Optical Genome Mapping (Photo courtesy of Bionano Genomics)

Optical Genome Mapping Enables Constitutional Chromosomal Aberration Detection

Optical genome mapping (OGM) is a novel method that fills this void by being able to detect all classes of structural variations (SVs), including copy number variations (CNVs). OGM is being adopted by laboratories as a tool for both postnatal constitutional genetic disorders and hematological malignancies. More...
20 Jul 2021
Image: Bone marrow aspirate from a patient with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (Photo courtesy of Dr. Peter G. Maslak, MD)

Targeted Locus Amplification Validated for Lymphoma

Structural variation (SV) in the genome is a recurring hallmark of cancer. Translocations (genomic rearrangements between chromosomes) in particular are found as recurrent drivers in many types of hematolymphoid malignancies. More...
15 Jul 2021
Image: A normal bone marrow biopsy: Note the presence of an eosinophilic myelocyte, a basophilic myelocyte, and a plasma cell. There is an association between a common, benign genotype and unnecessary bone marrow biopsies among African-American patients (Photo courtesy of University of Utah School of Medicine)

Genotyping Helps Avoid Needless Bone Marrow Biopsies in African-Americans

Bone marrow biopsies may be used unnecessarily in some African American individuals who are genetically predisposed to having relatively low white blood cell counts. More...
13 Jul 2021
Image: The Navios EX flow cytometer offers a solution for advanced cytometry applications with workflows for high throughput laboratories (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter)

MRD Assessed by Multiparameter Flow Cytometry in Transplant-Eligible Myeloma

Multiple myeloma (MM) treatment has considerably improved in the past 15–20 years. The current paradigm for transplant-eligible newly diagnosed MM (NDMM) patients consists of induction, stem-cell mobilization and autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT), followed by consolidation and/or maintenance. More...
05 Jul 2021
Image: The DxH 900 hematology analyzer enables the high-volume laboratory to achieve RBC, PLT and WBC differentials through near native-state cellular characterization (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter)

Monocyte Distribution Width Evaluated as a Sepsis Indicator

Most current automated hematology analyzers have enhanced cell counting functions including the addition of new cell types such as nucleated red blood cells or immature granulocytes, making it possible to obtain a precise quantification of peripheral blood cells in pathological conditions. More...
01 Jul 2021
Image: The Celltac G fully-automatic hematology analyzer with 33 parameters (Photo courtesy of Nihon Kohden)

Leukocyte Differential on Hematology Analyzer Compared and Evaluated

A complete blood count (CBC), also known as a full blood count (FBC), is a set of medical laboratory tests that provide information about the cells in a person's blood. The CBC indicates the counts of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets, the concentration of hemoglobin, and the hematocrit (the volume percentage of red blood cells). More...
21 Jun 2021

The Hematology channel at LabMedica covers the all aspect of plasma, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and blood banking, as well as related lab tools and techniques.
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