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Rapid Combined Flu A/B and SARS-CoV-2 RNA Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing for Emergency and Ambulatory Care Settings

Nam K. Tran, PhD1; Larissa May, MD2; Allen Hall, MD3; Tom Bullen, MD3; Sarah Waldman, MD4; John Rodrigo, MD1; Julia Loegering, BS1; Shelley Gillott, CLS1; Stacy Yee, CLS1; Taylor Howard, MD1 1Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; 2Dept. of Emergency Medicine; 3UC Davis Health Community Physicians; and 4Division [...]

By | 2020-10-30T15:39:46+00:00 November 3, 2020|0 Comments

Introduction to Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and the Clinical Laboratory’s Role

Raymond Gong, MD, Pathology Resident Nam K. Tran, PhD, HCLD (ABB), FAACC, Professor of Clinical Pathology Introduction: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is the practice of measuring drug concentrations in order to tailor dosages and maintain therapeutic levels in a patient's bloodstream [1-2].  The goal of TDM is to i [...]

By | 2020-09-23T08:56:33+00:00 September 23, 2020|0 Comments

Review of COVID-19 Testing Methods

Nam Tran, PhD, HCLD (ABB), FAACC, Stuart Cohen, MD, Sarah Waldman, MD, Larissa May, MD   Introduction The current pandemic has created significant interest in COVID-19 related laboratory testing. Given the rapidly evolving testing landscape, it has become challenging to keep up with the numerous assays available on th [...]

By | 2020-06-15T07:35:11+00:00 June 16, 2020|0 Comments