Fast molecular diagnostics for tight turnaround times

Turnaround times for diagnostic tests can be an obstacle to effectively controlling healthcare associated infections (HAI), such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), with delayed results leading to ward closures and cancelled operations.

The progress of histopathology reporting

Jo Horne, Andrew Usher and Gerry van Schalkwyk discuss the progress of the histopathology reporting programme and look to the future.

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Rapid molecular methods in clinical microbiology

Microbiologist Mark Wilks highlights the potential rapid molecular methods presented in the recent conference of the British Society for Microbial Technology.

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Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This short series continues with a brief review of pioneering work in the development and clinical application of two important tumour markers – serum alpha fetoprotein and urine and serum human chorionic gonadotropin.

The new dawn of immunotherapy

Steven Rosenberg made headlines around the globe for a breakthrough that could make immunotherapy a frontline cancer treatment.

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Laboratory industry trade show

The Lab Innovations trade show returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 31 October and 1 November 2018.

Diagnostics range launch

Horiba Medical UK has announced a significant development of its in vitro diagnostics product offering with the launch of its new Yumizen G range of instruments and reagents.

Cryobank has arrived

Mast Group is pleased to announce the arrival of the new cryobank.

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How to...#communicate through social media

After creating videos to highlight pathology’s role in patient care, Claire Kennedy and Rachel Berkoff explain why they used social media to communicate their messages, and offer tips and advice on how to make the most of the medium.

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July: Journal-based learning

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

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Registration at the IBMS

Jocelyn Pryce, Head of Registration and Training at the IBMS, explains the checks required to register.

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