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Hematology

Image: The Hitachi ABI 3130XL capillary electrophoresis genetic analyzer system (Photo courtesy of Cal-L enterprises).

Assay May Boost Treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide. Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis and choice of treatment of DLBCL may depend on identifying its molecular subtype. More...
14 Nov 2017
Image: The rapid Quantum Blue Fecal Calprotectin lateral flow test (Photo courtesy of Bühlmann Laboratories).

Fecal Calprotectin Predicts Complete Mucosal Healing in UC

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by a disease course involving relapses and remissions. Historically, clinical remission was the major treatment target for patients with UC. More...
13 Nov 2017
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Image: The GIFT study found genetic testing can help determine a safer dose warfarin, resulting in fewer side effects (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Genetics Helps Determine Warfarin Dose for Joint Surgery

A five-year study – the Genetics Informatics Trial of Warfarin to Prevent Deep Venous Thrombosis (GIFT) – finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. More...
06 Nov 2017
Image: Samples of human blood collected for testing; excessive testing may cause hospital-acquired anemia (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Zeffert).

Experts Recommend Fewer Tests for Hospitalized Patients

Routine daily laboratory testing of hospitalized patients reflects a wasteful clinical practice that threatens the value of health care. Initiatives from numerous professional societies have identified repetitive laboratory testing in the face of clinical stability as low value care. More...
31 Oct 2017
Image: The cobas 8800 fully integrated and automated system for sample preparation and real-time polymerase chain reactions (Photo courtesy of Roche).

Usutu Virus Infections Found among Austrian Blood Donors

Usutu virus (USUV) is an African mosquito-borne flavivirus belonging to the Japanese encephalitis virus serocomplex. USUV is closely related to Murray Valley encephalitis virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, and West Nile virus (WNV). More...
24 Oct 2017
Image: The ADVIA 2120 hematology analyzer (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).

Diagnostic Performance of Blood Counts Compared

The use of point-of-care testing is increasing, however many hematology analyzers can only determine granulocyte count without further differentiation into neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils. More...
17 Oct 2017
Image: The GEM 4000 whole blood analyzer (Photo courtesy of Werfen UK).

Umbilical Cord Bilirubin Predicts Neonatal Jaundice

Hyperbilirubinemia is one of the commonest causes of admission to hospital in the neonatal period amongst term babies in all settings. Prevention of serious complications depends on effective early treatment, but clinically significant jaundice may not develop until one or more days after delivery. More...
17 Oct 2017


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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