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RECENT Artery Conversations

Should Labs Report Reference Intervals, Clinical Decision Points, or Both?

The interpretive values for some tests, like total cholesterol or HbA1c, technically are clinical decision points rather than reference ranges. Yet lab inspectors might still expect to see reference intervals reported for all tests. What is the best way to provide meaningful test interpretation information while also meeting accreditation requirements? Read more.

March Artery Article Club

This month's club is reading "The Hunt for Better Preeclampsia Biomarkers." How effective are novel biomarkers for the screening of preeclampsia? Is sFLT1:PlGF ratio a useful tool to diagnose preeclampsia in a clinical setting? With these interesting questions in mind, participate in the discussion with your peers on the community. Discuss the article online.

Artery Essence

During the month of February on the Artery, the number of participants who contributed to our online conversations almost doubled. We think this is because asking questions and providing answers on the Artery has become the way our members solve urgent issues in their practices. If you missed the solutions found in the Artery hub last month, please read our editor’s essential summaries. Read the summary.


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