2012-05-22

Resolves skills shortage at small sites

– Why should a patient have to travel to a major healthcare facility when their blood smear can be sent digitally to our main lab? This conclusion was made by Tom Clancy at University Health Networks in Toronto, Canada, after testing our new cell morphology system for networked hospitals and associated laboratories this past winter ...

2012-04-25

Answer Barbara Bain case report

The diagnosis was meningococcal septicaemia. In the top image it is clear that the organisms are diplococci. A punch biopsy of the skin showed leucocytoclastic vasculitis, microthrombi and Gram-negative cocci. There was dermal haemorrhage. Blood cultures and antigen tests for meningococcus were negative but PCR was positive for meningococcus group C. To see more images ...

2012-04-18

Case Report Barbara J Bain

This week’s blog editor recently played a huge part at the 2012 CellaVision Users’ Meeting when sharing her impressive knowledge in blood cell morphology with her peers. In this case report, Professor Barbara J Bain of Imperial College, UK introduces you to a sick young woman. Here are the patient details: A 27-year-old woman presented ...

2011-07-06

New study demonstrates improved staff proficiency

In 2010 Yoko Tabe compiled the results of the quality project initiated by the Juntendo University Medicine Group in Tokyo, Japan, and just recently the study was published in the Journal of Clinical Pathology. “Quality assurance was a decisive issue for us, Yoko Tabe explains. Using the CellaVision DM96 analyzer and CellaVision Competency Software for ...

2011-02-09

Will your lab be ready when…

...the med techs are gone? The Wall Street Journal raises the worrying fact that the shortage of laboratory professionals is expected to increase in the future. Factors behind this shortage is foremost the imbalance between recruitment and retirement. Hospitals say it currently can take as much as a year to fill some job openings. The ...

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