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IN THIS ISSUE... APRIL 2019 | Vol. 51, No. 4


4 From the editor 6 The observatory


The Peer Reviewed Management Source for Lab Professionals since 1969 CONTINUING EDUCATION 8


14 CE Test Tests can be taken online or by mail. See page 14 for testing and payment details.


LAB MANAGEMENT


16 2019 MLO LOY: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Laboratory By MLO Staff


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22 First runner-up: UMC Lubbock Clinical Laboratory 24 Second runner-up: LifeSouth Community Blood Centers


CLINICAL ISSUES 22


26 Using analytics to manage QA and reduce errors in the laboratory By Vanessa Hawrylak, MS, MT(ASCP), Thomas Joseph, MBA, MT(ASCP), Tim Bickley, MT(ASCP), MBA, CPHIMS, and Kristina Ziaugra


EDUCATION


30 Complement testing—past, present, and future By Laura Oversmith, BSB


BEST PRACTICES 24


34 Disabilities in the medical laboratory workplace By Lt Col Paul R. Eden, MT(ASCP), PhD, USAF (ret.)


THE PRIMER


38 WES vs WGS: why the exome isn’t the whole story (and sometimes when it’s better) By John Brunstein, PhD


EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT 44


44 A dialogue with Piper Antimarino, Head of Business Fields - Transfusion Medicine, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics By Lisa Moynihan, Editor


8 Glucose meters: current regulatory guidance for manufacturers and providers By Jeffrey A. DuBois, PhD, BCLD/CC (ABB), FAACC


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