Clinical Micro

Dear Stanley: CLSI M100–ED29:2019 Updates

Dear Stanley, I appreciated the CLSI M100 updates you shared 2018. Do you know of any changes made in the latest edition that will impact QC? Ashley from San Diego, CA Dear Ashley, I’m happy to provide a summary of…
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LDT Oversight Deliberation Continues

Almost nine years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting to discuss the oversight of laboratory developed tests (LDTs). As LDTs became more complex and integral to clinical diagnostics, the agency considered a risk-based approach for…
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Clinical Case File Results: Enteric Pathogen

Last week, we asked you to determine which common food-borne pathogen, Escherichia coli or Salmonella spp., was causing the enteric infection described in our latest Clinical Case File. The results are in, and we’re proud to share we have some…
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Clinical Case File: Enteric Pathogen

The case of an ambiguous food-borne pathogen causing an enteric infection is the first in our new series of clinical case files. Read the case study below and then use your microbiology expertise to determine which pathogen is causing the…
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Dear Stanley: Are Synthetic Standards Compatible with My Assay?

Dear Stanley, I’m interested in a Microbiologics Helix Elite™ Synthetic Standards product, but I’m unsure if it will work for my assay. I read your post, Differences Between Synthetic and Inactivated Molecular Standards, but I’m still not confident the product…
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Our Top Posts from 2018

Our team of writers kicked it up a notch in 2018 to create a steady stream of fun and informative posts for our readers. The best of the best from 2018 are listed below. We hope these posts help you…
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Dear Stanley: Molecular QC Best Practices

Dear Stanley, I’m wondering if you have tips for QC in the molecular lab?  We’re starting up a new training program and are looking for best practices to share with our staff. Shirley Columbus, Ohio Dear Shirley, You’ve come to…
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2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Microbiologists

From board games to bacteria leggings, our list of holiday gift ideas has something for every microbiologist on your list. Healing Blade Defenders of Soma: Infectious Disease Card Battle Two player card game that increases familiarity with antibiotic misuse. The…
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Clinical Case File: Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

What’s all the hype with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)? Recently, there has been a lot of local and national news coverage around a mysterious, polio-like condition affecting children across the United States called acute flaccid myelitis. As of Monday, November…
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Dear Stanley: Resources to Help You Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Dear Stanley, I see it’s World Antibiotics Awareness Week (WAAW), and I want to promote awareness at my lab. Does Microbiologics have any useful tools for labs that want to take action? Thanks, Cheryl, Portland, OR Dear Cheryl, You are…
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