Short Topics

The short topics below are thirty minutes or less, and provided as an educational opportunity and resource for laboratory professionals.

Our Spotlight series focuses on test utilization, new tests, and testing technologies topics.

*Please note: Our short topics do not provide continuing education credits.

Spotlight on Testing:
Molecular Diagnostics of Gastrointestinal Parasites by Marc Roger Couturier, PhD, D(ABMM)
Spotlight on Testing:
Biochemical Testing for Pheochromocytoma by Elizabeth L. Frank, PhD and Sarah A. Hackenmueller, PhD, DABCC
Spotlight on Testing:
Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia and the Serotonin Release Assay by Kristi J. Smock, MD
Spotlight on Testing Technologies:
An Overview of Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry by Frederick Strathmann, PhD, DABCC (CC,TC)
Spotlight on Testing:
Utility of Genetic Testing for Mutations in the EIF2AK4 Gene in the Diagnosis of pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis and pulmonary veno-occlusive disease by Hunter Best, PhD
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Fetal Lung Maturity Testing by David G. Grenache, PhD
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
New and Old Strategies for Detecting In Utero Drug Exposure by Frederick Strathmann, PhD, DABCC (CC,TC)
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Direct Free Copper versus Calculated Free Copper in Wilson Disease Diagnosis and Monitoring by Frederick Strathmann, PhD, DABCC (CC,TC)
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Quantitation, Confirmation and Compliance Determination using Urine Drug Test Results by Frederick Strathmann, PhD, DABCC (CC,TC)
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Genomic Microarray by Sarah South, PhD
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Clinical Utility of Testing for Myelin Basic Protein by David G. Grenache, PhD
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Cytogenetic Testing for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms by Sarah South, PhD
Spotlight on Testing Technologies:
Digital Imaging by Mohamed E. Salama, MD
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
STD screening in MSM - Importance of testing extra-genital sites by Robert Schlaberg, MD, MPH
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
H. pylori Diagnostics by Marc Roger Couturier, PhD
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Choosing Wisely Campaign by Ronald L. Weiss, MD, MBA
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Clinical Performance Comparison of FDA-Cleared HPV Tests by Robert Schlaberg, MD, MPH
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer Screening by Robert Schlaberg, MD, MPH
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Arsenic Fractionation by Frederick Strathmann, PhD, DABCC (CC,TC)
Spotlight on Testing:
Warfarin Pharmacogenetics by Gwendolyn A. McMillin, PhD
Spotlight on Testing Technologies:
Technologies Used for Drug Testing by Gwendolyn A. McMillin, PhD
Spotlight on Testing:
Drug Testing with Umbilical Cord Tissue by Gwendolyn A. McMillin, PhD
Spotlight on Test Utilization:
Should the Qualitative Serum Pregnancy Test Be Considered Obsolete? by David G. Grenache, PhD and Larissa V. Furtado, MD
PainWeek 2014 Booth Presentation:
Understanding the Technology: Is Mass Spectrometry really better or are immunoassays just fine? by Frederick Strathmann, PhD, DABCC (CC,TC)
PainWeek 2014 Booth Presentation:
Making Sense of the Patterns: Is it Oxycodone or not... and other compliance interpretation questions by Frederick Strathmann, PhD, DABCC (CC,TC)
AACC 2014 Booth Presentation:
How to Estimate the Impact of Changing Laboratory Methods by Robert Schmidt, MD, PhD, MBA
AACC 2014 Booth Presentation:
Extreme Makeover: Lab Edition by Brian R. Jackson, MD, MS
AACC 2014 Booth Presentation:
Risk Stratification in Heart Failure - The Role of Emerging Biomarkers by David G. Grenache, PhD
AACC 2014 Booth Presentation:
How Automation is Necessary to Achieve Six-Sigma Quality by Charles D. Hawker, PhD, MBA, FACB
Painweek 2013 Booth Presentation:
The Clinical Utility of Pharmacogenetic Testing in Pain Management by Gwendolyn McMillin, PhD, DABCC(CC,TC)
Painweek 2013 Booth Presentation:
What’s in a number? Can Quantitative Drug Testing Results Be Used to Delineate Partial vs. Full Dose Compliance by Gwendolyn McMillin, PhD, DABCC(CC,TC)
AACC 2013 Booth Presentation:
A Hippocratic Oath for the Diagnostics Industry by Brian R. Jackson, MD, MS
AACC 2013 Booth Presentation:
Children Aren’t Small Adults! (and Other Pediatric Reference Interval Challenges) by Joely A. Straseski, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP), DABCC
AACC 2013 Booth Presentation:
Why Labs Request Clinical Information: Examining the Impact on Patient Care by Elaine Lyon, PhD
AACC 2013 Booth Presentation:
What’s in a number? Can Quantitative Drug Testing Results Be Used to Delineate Partial vs. Full Dose Compliance by Gwendolyn McMillin, PhD, DABCC(CC,TC)
Test Utilization:
Appropriate Utilization of Drug Tests for Pain Management Patients by Gwendolyn A. McMillin, PhD
Painweek 2012 Booth Presentation:
Strategies to Detect and Prevent Adulteration and Substitution in Urine Drug Testing by Kamisha Johnson-Davis, PhD, DABCC
Painweek 2012 Booth Presentation:
Managing Costs Associated with Chronic Pain by Early Detection of Nonadherence & Cost-conscious Urine Drug Monitoring by Gordon Nelson, C(ASCP), NRCC-TC
AACC 2012 Booth Presentation:
Utility of Anti-Müllerian Hormone as a Marker of Ovarian Reserve by Joely A. Straseski, PhD
AACC 2012 Booth Presentation:
Roles of the Clinical Laboratory in Pain Management by Gwendolyn A McMillin, PhD
AACC 2012 Booth Presentation:
Analysis Approaches for the Clinical Exome by Elaine Lyon, PhD
AACC 2012 Booth Presentation:
Gastrointestinal Polyposes and Cancer Syndromes: Pathologic and Genetic Diagnosis by Mary Bronner, MD
APS 2012 Booth Presentation:
Cost-effective Utilization of Urine Drug Testing for Chronic Pain Management Patients by Gordon Nelson, C(ASCP), NRCC-TC
APS 2012 Booth Presentation:
A Novel Approach to Drug Screening with Blood by Gwendolyn A. McMillin, PhD
APS 2012 Booth Presentation:
Patterns of Opioid Metabolites in Urine - the Buprenorphine story by Gwendolyn A. McMillin, PhD
Test Utilization:
Improving ordering practices for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori by Marc Roger Couturier, PhD
Test Utilization:
The Changing Landscape of Fetal Lung Maturity Testing by David G. Grenache, PhD
Test Utilization:
Inherited Thrombophilia Testing: Pros and Cons by George M. Rodgers, MD, PhD and Kristi J. Smock, MD