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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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    ASCP and ASH Partner on Grant to Enhance and Expand MDS Curriculum

    October 30, 2014
    The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced today that the two organizations are partnering on an independent educational grant from Summit, N.J.-based Celgene Corporation to update, enhance and expand ASCP’s existing Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) curriculum. Read more
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    Emory team shares lab procedures for safe care of US Ebola patients

    August 29, 2014
    Lab Medicine published online a statement by the Emory University Hospital team detailing the lab procedures they used to ensure safe care of two Ebola patients successfully treated and released earlier this month. The document underscores the importance of the medical laboratory team in providing effective point-of-care (POC) testing, and at the same time safeguarding their own health and that of the hospital’s patients and staff. Read more

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