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The Anti-Xa Assays: Therapeutic Monitoring of Heparin

Since traditional monitoring of unfractionated heparin using the aPTT assay is unpredictable, alternative methods may be needed. Learn more about heparin monitoring and explore the use of anti-Xa assays in your clinical lab.


June 20, 2024

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Sample Preparation for Clinical LC-MS Assays

Understand the importance of sample processing and explore different methods. Discover opportunities for automating sample preparation in your lab as well as new technologies and automated sample processing alternatives.


June 13, 2024

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The Importance of Microscope Slides and Coverglass in the Lab

Understanding the properties of slides may help avoid potential issues during clinical tests. Learn how slides are manufactured, what types of adhesion chemistry are available, and how various slide types can improve workflows and results.


May 30, 2024

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Advancing Urgent Care POC Diagnostics to Combat STIs

Obtaining results for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT)/Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) or CT/NG tests from a lab can take up to seven days. Learn how rapid CT/NG tests enable urgent care providers to make informed decisions about STI treatments at the point of care.

May 28, 2024

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Differentiation of HSV and VZV Lesions Using Multiplex Molecular Testing

Herpes simplex viruses and the varicella zoster virus are prevalent but can be hard to distinguish and diagnose. Learn more about herpes virus-related lesions, viral differentiation, diagnostic challenges, and multiplex molecular testing.

May 7, 2024

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Microbiology Results for Critical Patients: A 2023 Perspective

In this webinar, you’ll review the role of MIC test results in treating infections in critically ill patients and how they affect antimicrobial resistance. Learn how collaborations among microbiologists, clinicians, and the antimicrobial stewardship team can help improve patient care.

December 13, 2023

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Revitalizing Diabetes Management in Primary Care

Learn how clinical inertia hinders optimal care and explore ways to democratize healthcare for better patient outcomes. Discover cutting-edge technologies, patient empowerment strategies, and inclusive practices that can transform diabetes management in the primary care setting.

November 21, 2023

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Automating Urine Culture Plate Reading

This webinar will review one laboratory’s experience with an automated plate reading system and describe how AI-based lab automation can be quickly and easily installed to help you streamline workflows and save time.

 

November 15, 2023

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Advances in Identifying Causes of Acute Pharyngitis

Recent studies suggest that Group A Streptococcus (GAS) and non-GAS bacteria may be the cause of pharyngeal infections. This webinar will discuss complexities of acute pharyngitis testing, emerging clinical data on non-GAS pathogens, and current and potential testing methods.

October 25, 2023

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Clinical Chemistry

Common Chronic Liver Disease Causes & Laboratory Testing Options

This webinar focuses on the epidemiology, clinical aspects, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis of four chronic liver diseases. It also offers assessments to help identify at-risk patients and determine the likelihood of progression for patients with advanced liver fibrosis.

October 24, 2023

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Microbiology

Collecting Data Using an Automated Susceptibility Testing Platform

Through the review of case studies and examination of custom automated susceptibility testing and reporting solutions, learn more about the multidisciplinary approach to patient management in a large teaching hospital.

October 5, 2023

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Using Lab Data to Improve Antimicrobial Stewardship

The threat posed by antimicrobial resistance remains significant and may have accelerated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how results from microbiology assays can help guide clinical decisions and improve antibiotic stewardship.


January 25, 2023

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Using Breakpoints to Improve Antimicrobial Resistance Detection

Providing antimicrobial susceptibility testing results to clinicians is one of the most important functions of clinical microbiology labs. In this webinar, you’ll review Open Forum Infectious Diseases data and learn how to update breakpoints to address recent requirements.

December 13, 2022

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Realizing the Potential of AI in the Automated Microbiology Lab

Get an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) and learn about new applications for the microbiology lab. The presenters will also share their experiences using an in vitro diagnostic device that incorporates ML algorithms with digital image capture.

August 15, 2022

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Targeted Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes

Find out how whole genome sequencing provides valuable insight into the genetic cause of antimicrobial resistance and has become a useful tool for studying the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and developing novel antimicrobials.

March 9, 2022

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Oncology

Pathology: Frequently Asked Questions

Tissue processing is the primary, most complex, and one of the longest steps in the histology workflow. In this webinar we will answer frequently asked questions about tissue processing and discuss how to avoid and remedy common mistakes.

May 16, 2023

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Profiling Myeloid Malignancies Using Next-Generation Sequencing

Learn more about next-generation sequencing technology and applications and how they can be used to profile myeloid malignancies. The speakers will also review how in-house sequencing can help you deliver test results faster, and ultimately improve care for patients.

September 14, 2022

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Pathology

Decalcification for Routine, Advanced, and Molecular Analysis

In this webinar, you’ll review the nature of calcified tissue and the need for decalcification, evaluate different methods, and explore the effects of decalcification protocols on IHC and molecular assays.

September 27, 2023

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Science of Tissue Processing

Review the purpose and function of tissue processing steps, discuss tissue processing reagents and agitation methods, and identify ways to save time and improve tissue quality in your laboratory by using a rotational tissue processor.

October 27, 2022

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Sample Security in the Pathology Laboratory

Poor specimen identification or non-standard handling in the lab can lead to misidentified histology or cytology specimens. Learn how to improve your processes by introducing cassette and slide printers designed for security and productivity.

October 26, 2022

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Point of Care

Fighting the Rise of STI Rates with Rapid Testing and Early Detection

In this webinar, you’ll explore testing guidelines and algorithms for detecting HIV and syphilis, as well as newly CLIA-waived testing options for sexually transmitted infections (STI) to help expedite diagnoses and patient care.

August 23, 2023

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The Value of Rapid Antigen Testing

In this webinar, the presenter will discuss lessons learned from the SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus tripledemic of the 2022–2023 respiratory season and the value of using rapid antigen testing to detect and differentiate these viruses.

July 12, 2023

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Point-of-Care Testing in Diabetes Management

This webinar will discuss several studies suggesting benefits from point-of-care testing for HbA1c that may help clinicians better manage patients diagnosed with diabetes, based on the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care guidelines.

November 1, 2022

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Simplifying Group A Streptococcus Detection

Learn new methods for detecting Group A Streptococcus to improve efficiency and productivity, including use of different types of prepared culture media plates, chromogenic media, and laboratory automation powered by artificial intelligence technology.

April 19, 2022

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Respiratory

Rapid Flu Assessment and Treatment Strategies

In this webinar, you’ll investigate the impact of early and accurate influenza diagnoses on care, infection control, and stewardship for antibiotics and antivirals and discuss diagnostic guidelines and initiatives.




November 17, 2022

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Measuring Respiratory Humoral Immune Response

Review current COVID-19 antibody testing options and learn how to build a complete picture of the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines by using PCR-based neutralizing antibody titer measurements for quantifying immune responses.



October 5, 2022

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Molecular Testing for Respiratory Tract Infections: Preparing for an Uncertain Flu Season and the Appropriate Use of Expanded RTI Panels

Assess the dynamics of the upcoming cold/flu season, learn about molecular diagnostic methods for COVID-19, seasonal flu, and other respiratory illnesses, and prepare to implement molecular testing for RTIs in your lab.

August 19, 2022

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Upper Respiratory Infection Testing at the POC

Review practices for improving patient outcomes and efficiency, the benefits of lab centralization and decentralization, the impact of PCR testing in population health management, as well as the future state of upper respiratory testing in an endemic era.


August 10, 2022

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Safety

Ergonomics in the Lab: Increasing Productivity

This webinar will help you identify the top ergonomic risk factors that are commonly found in clinical labs and present cost-effective solutions for preventing these hazards. It will also review basic and intermediate laboratory safety regulations and best practices.

June 20, 2023

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Top 10 Healthcare Lab Safety Hazards

Find out how to help keep the people in your work environment safe by identifying the top 10 most frequently seen safety hazards in healthcare laboratories and learn cost-effective strategies for avoiding accidents and injuries.

June 1, 2022

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Women’s Health

Starting an NGS Lab for Reproductive Health Research

In this webinar, you’ll learn exactly what’s needed to establish an NGS lab for reproductive health research—from space requirements to licensure for lab directors. Plus, explore the analytical validation requirements for high-complexity labs.


August 16, 2023

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STI Testing–What to Offer and How to Offer It

This webinar will discuss for whom and under what circumstances to test for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Mycoplasma genitalium. It will also help you determine which tests to offer, acceptable sample types, and suitable collection methods.

May 10, 2023

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Respiratory Testing Algorithms Discussion

Prepare for respiratory illness season by learning about the advantages and drawbacks of antigen versus molecular methods of detecting COVID-19 and which algorithms and syndromic panels can help you differentiate it from influenza, which has symptom similarities.

September 28, 2022

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Continuing-education credit is no longer available for these webinars.

NSF 456 Vaccine Cold Storage Standards

In this webinar, you’ll review the new NSF 456 – Vaccine Storage guidelines and learn how to choose a cold storage unit that has been certified to stay within the proper temperature range to ensure the safety and efficacy of your vaccines.


January 19, 2022

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Laboratory Automation in Microbiology

In this webinar, you’ll learn how an invitro diagnostic device that incorporates machine learning algorithms and digital image capture can help you maximize efficiency and improve accuracy in your clinical microbiology laboratory.


December 16, 2021

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The Benefits of Combined Respiratory and Flu Testing

In the age of the pandemic, using one test or another to rule out one infection is an incomplete and potentially dangerous diagnostic strategy. Find out why combined rapid antigen testing to accurately diagnose both COVID-19 and the flu is the best choice to combat a “twindemic.”

December 15, 2021

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Pathology and Chain of Custody

Explore the increasing challenges of maintaining secure chains of custody for patient tissue samples and proper asset management practices; review a case study; and discuss models currently in practice, including a simple automated model.



December 7, 2021

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Clinical Microbiology and the Respiratory Pandemic

Learn how susceptibility data may influence the optimal use of antimicrobials and how collaboration with microbiology laboratories can positively impact clinical decision making in both the short and long term, particularly in critically ill patients.

November 12, 2021

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Using Procalcitonin to Safely Reduce Antibiotic Use

Learn how insights from a highly sensitive and specific marker like procalcitonin can lead to more appropriate prescribing, earlier antibiotic discontinuation, improved clinical outcomes, and reduced economic burden.

November 12, 2021

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Clinical Challenges of SARS-CoV-2 and Antimicrobial Resistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has made an impact on another major public health threat — resistant bacterial pathogens. This webinar will review how accurate diagnostic tools can guide the most appropriate clinical decisions regarding these life-threatening infections.

October 26, 2021

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NGS for SARS Surveillance and Precision Oncology

Learn how advancements in next-generation sequencing (NGS) have made SARS-CoV-2 variant analysis and precision oncology testing more efficient. Through simple, rapid workflows with minimal hands-on time, NGS enables cost-effective and timely sequencing.

October 7, 2021

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6 Steps to an Effective Lockout Program

Year after year, lockout tagout compliance continues to appear on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards list. Learn the six key elements for a lockout tagout program in your lab or healthcare facility that will help you keep your workers safe and avoid becoming a statistic due to non-compliance.

September 22, 2021

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Demystifying Molecular Testing in a Clinical Laboratory

Labs around the world are seeking ways to expand testing. In this webinar, we aim to dispel common misconceptions of laboratory developed tests by providing a comprehensive overview of what it takes for a CLIA lab to bring an in-house molecular test to market.


September 22, 2021

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Pediatric Lipid Testing for Diagnosing and Treating Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common genetic disorder that leads to elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) from birth.1 Learn how universal screenings for FH in children ages 9 to 11 enable physicians to help their patients address any modifiable risk factors.

September 2, 2021

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How to Detect New SARS-CoV-2 Mutations

Learn how your lab can approach genetic and genomic surveillance for detecting and discovering new mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and about the major molecular diagnostic methods and common molecular viral targets used for testing patient samples for SARS-CoV-2.


June 16, 2021

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