Over the last 20 years, large high-volume laboratories have adopted track-based automation solutions with a range of pre- and post- analytical capability as a means of improving work flow, reducing errors, and dedicating valuable laboratorian
time to value-added activities.
The protocol required the laboratorian
to communicate directly with the clinician, using a script with questions based on criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to determine the medical necessity for testing (9,10).
Today, there are automated and semi-automated slide makers and slide maker/stainers on the market that can ease the burden on the laboratorian
while providing consistency in the smear preparation process.
was defined as a person whose principal work was in a governmental public health, environmental, or agricultural laboratory; positions could be reported as one-quarter fractions of full-time equivalents.
When processing a batch of capillary tubes, the laboratorian
first checked each tube in the batch for microdots.
Readers here in the US may have a problem as all values are in SI units, so we have to use a conversion table and calculate the panic values, which might make the American laboratorian
It also contains an MTP worksheet where the laboratorian
writes patient information and blood products as they are issued, allowing the blood bank laboratorian
to see at a glance what the patient has received and what product they are due to send next.
The recently published National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry guideline document provides more information to the laboratorian
on the appropriate use of thyroid function tests than this text does.
For the 104,730 specimens used in the VRE surveillance study, 100 percent sensitivity was achieved, and the software identified an additional 499 positive results that were missed by the laboratorian
According to this year's survey, the average salary for a female laboratorian
is $83,199 ($69,381 in last year's survey.
Cells speak the language of morphology, and a skilled laboratorian
translates this dialect into clinically actionable information.
This year's conference was divided into the following five sessions: Factors Influencing the Future of Laboratory Medicine, Societal Role of the Clinical Laboratory, Information Access and Quality Medicine, Outcomes and Assessment, and Tools for the Clinical Laboratorian