The Increasing Danger of Fentanyl To America’s Youth

The Increasing Danger of Fentanyl To America’s Youth

Fentanyl is not just a danger or concern for individuals suffering from addiction, it should be of concern to occasional and even first-time recreational users. Be sure your children are aware of the dangers of fentanyl. A good resource is https://www.dea.gov/onepill...
Laboratory Harmonization

Laboratory Harmonization

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), along with 19 other healthcare organizations, are petitioning Congress for an additional $7.2 million to be appropriated to the CDC in an effort to improve clinical laboratory test harmonization. According to the...
Genesis Reference Laboratories announces new CEO

Genesis Reference Laboratories announces new CEO

We are very excited to have an executive leader with such diverse experience within the medical and laboratory space, says managing partner Britt Tranyham. Nicole has been a breath of fresh air bringing so much value to our ever-changing arena. With Nicole’s...
At Home Testing: Pros and Cons

At Home Testing: Pros and Cons

Point of care testing refers to any patient testing that is done at, or near, the actual location of the patient. POC testing can be done at home, at work, in the car, or in a healthcare setting. The recent pandemic has led to an increase in POC testing for a...
New CDC Recommended Guidelines for Pain Management

New CDC Recommended Guidelines for Pain Management

According to the CDC, the amount of opioids prescribed and sold in the United States has quadrupled since 1999. In response to this opioid crisis, the CDC has proposed new guidelines regarding pain management and its prescribing practices, including the use of...
Saliva: The New Go-To For Assay Testing

Saliva: The New Go-To For Assay Testing

While saliva-based assay testing isn’t new to the lab industry, the recent Covid-19 pandemic has led to a push in making its use more widespread. With an influx in patients requiring a quick, reliable, and readily available testing option, saliva provides a more...
Flu vs Covid-19 vs RSV

Flu vs Covid-19 vs RSV

Winter brings us into the heart of cold and flu season. Respiratory infections are most common this time of year. A respiratory infection is an infection of any part of the respiratory tract, including the lungs, airways, sinuses, and throat. Respiratory infections...