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The constraints applied on diagnostic laboratories to improve both quality and productivity together with personal shortages incite laboratory managers to constantly optimize the laboratory workflows, organization and technology. These continuous modifications of the laboratories should be conducted using efficient project and change management approaches in order to maximize the opportunities to achieve the project successfully.
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A project vita is a comprehensive index of factual information about a project's activities and achievements. Like an individual's professional curriculum vita or resume, it serves as evidence of past...
Recent advances in microbial diagnostics are providing clinicians with information about microbes causing infections and their resistance to antimicrobial agents more rapidly than ever before. Diagnos...
Screening for antinuclear antibodies by indirect immunofluorescence (ANA-IIF) is essential in the diagnostic workup of ANA-associated autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AARDs). However, also healthy indiv...
Many European laboratories offer molecular genetic analysis of the CFTR gene using a wide range of methods to identify mutations causative of cystic fibrosis (CF) and CFTR-related disorders (CFTR-RDs)...
The concept of commutability of samples has focused laboratories on the importance of traceability. However, the critical role of External Quality Assurance (EQA) in achieving the primary role of trac...
The overall aim of this project is to prospectively determine whether MRI can improve the conventional neuroradiological evaluation (CT with or without cerebral angiography) of patients wi...
Management of lung cancer remains very controversial for elderly patients (pts) and they are often excluded from clinical trials. We present here a survey performed about the management of...
The main objective of this study is to estimate the intrinsic diagnostic qualities of the digital dPCR in the screening of T21 from a multicentrique sample of patients with pregnancies at ...
The objective of this project is to develop a non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test for trisomy 21 which is reliable, sensitive and cost-effective, and thus, offers an alternative to the c...
Patients with acute abdominal pain and suspicion of appendicitis are common. The management of these patients is controversial with large variations between hospitals. The clinical diagnos...
Assessments aimed at determining agreement in diagnostic test results among laboratories. Identical survey samples are distributed to participating laboratories, with results stratified according to testing methodologies.
Procedures, such as TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES; mathematical models; etc., when used or advocated for use in place of the use of animals in research or diagnostic laboratories.
An educational process that provides information and advice to individuals or families about a genetic condition that may affect them. The purpose is to help individuals make informed decisions about marriage, reproduction, and other health management issues based on information about the genetic disease, the available diagnostic tests, and management programs. Psychosocial support is usually offered.
Participation of employees with management as a labor-management team, in decisions pertaining to the operational activities of the organization or industry.
The management of all procurement, distribution, and storage of equipment and supplies, as well as logistics management including laundry, processing of reusables, etc.