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    ASCP Expands List of Commonly Used Tests and Treatments Physicians and Patients Should Question

    February 03, 2015
    The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) today released a new list of recommendations for laboratory tests that are commonly ordered but not always appropriate in pathology and laboratory medicine as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The new list of five targeted, evidence-based recommendations expands ASCP’s original list released in February 2013 and is designed to support conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary. Read more
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    ePolicy News January 2015

    January 12, 2015
    FDA LDT Proposal Under the Microscope
    The controversy over the regulation of laboratory developed tests (LDTs) heated up this month in a public forum organized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss its proposal for a risk-based approach to regulate these assays. The Agency’s issuance last fall of a proposed framework for the regulation of LDTs signaled the end of the FDA's long-standing policy of "enforcement discretion." Read more
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