Point of Care Testing for Blood Conservation Strategies: Finding the Right Tools Matters

Andrew D Jones, MD, MA, PGY2, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Fabian Lara, MD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; and Nam K Tran, PhD, MS, FACB, Director of Clinical Chemistry and POCT
Background: Patient Blood Management programs have, over the last several years, been working hard to reduce unnecessary red blood cell transfusions. [...]

By | 2017-06-20T10:50:39+00:00 February 15, 2017|0 Comments

Safety and Compliance Monitoring of Patients Receiving Chronic Opioid Therapy

Nam K. Tran, PhD, MS, FACB, Director of Clinical Chemistry and POCT; Scott Bainbridge, CLS, Special Chemistry/Toxicology Supervisor; and John Tsushima, CLS, Special Chemistry/Toxicology Specialist
Background: Patients receiving chronic opioid therapy (COT) should be randomly tested for elicit drug use and/or compliance with prescribed medications. [...]

By | 2017-06-20T10:58:49+00:00 February 2, 2017|0 Comments