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Early diagnosis of HPV16 cancers: novel assay offers high specificity

The incidence of virus-related head and neck tumours is reaching epidemic proportions, particularly in the developed world. Anna Huber provides an overview and discusses the need to improve patient outcomes.

Hypercoagulability and cancer: a thrombin generation analyser role

Results of a recent clinical study using a fully automated, standardised thrombin generation analyser have shown that it is possible to identify breast cancer patients who are at high risk of disease recurrence.

Cellular pathology technique: evolution of a UK NEQAS scheme

Despite the effects of the current pandemic, continued success is key for the UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique EQA scheme, as Chantell Hodgson explains.

COVID-19 – a commercial preview of BSMT webinar support

The Annual Scientific Conference of the BSMT, this year to be hosted as a four-day webinar series, is the beneficiary of support from a range of commercial colleagues, as the following preview illustrates.

COVID-19 – The Infection Challenging the World: programme preview

On behalf of the BSMT, Dr Mark Wilks provides a preview of the upcoming webinar scientific programme, to be held over four days in May (11-14 May 2021).

Non-gynaecological cytopathology: the importance of preparation

Beverley Crossley provides an overview of the techniques applicable to the various sample types encountered in routine practice.

Helicobacter pylori: research in the open-access literature

A selection of research into Helicobacter pylori, which complements the work reported by Coleman and Davies in the February 2021 issue of Pathology in Practice.

Timing of cardiac surgery in patients suffering with COVID-19 disease

Cardiac surgery in patients diagnosed with COVID-19 disease carries significant mortality and morbidity, but the appropriate period to wait before surgical intervention after recovery is not known. Ana Lopez-Marco and colleagues explore the issues.

Overcoming challenges in ketone testing: from diabetes to sepsis

The detection and monitoring of patients suffering from ketoacidosis continues to increase the laboratory medicine workload. Here, Randox Laboratories examines the issues and illustrates the scope of the problem.

H. pylori-specific antigens in stool samples: qualitative detection

Detection of the Helicobacter pylori antigen in faeces is the most common method used to diagnose infection. Here, Sarah Coleman and Steve Davies compared their current methodology with three commercially available palette tests.

Fighting AMR in the era of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease

The threat posed by antimicrobial resistance was high on the agenda at the FIS/HIS International online conference, where Evelina Tacconelli called for action. Louise Frampton reports on proceedings.

Commerce and COVID-19: a need for reconfiguration and transformation

The in vitro diagnostics industry has been at the forefront of the fight against SARS-CoV-2. Here, Mark Reed provides a commercial perspective and overview of the unprecedented times experienced over the past 12 months.

Method comparisons with quantitative data I: a look at basic summaries

Stephen MacDonald moves on from consideration of the various factors that need investigation before implementation of an assay, to focus here on data collection, basic graphing techniques, and some routine statistical methods.

Potential impacts of the EU IVD-Regulation on clinical flow cytometry.

Maurizio Suppo provides an overview of the new EU IVD-Regulation and elaborates on how EU authorities will regulate the vast majority of the laboratory-developed tests currently performed across Europe on a daily basis.

IVD Regulation changes in the United Kingdom in the post-Brexit era.

Doris-Ann Williams discusses how IVDs will be regulated in a newly independent UK after being regulated under the IVD Directive for the past 20 years, and the effects this may have on industry and clinical laboratories in the UK.

Releasing pressure on pathology services: RFID technology has the key

With the NHS continuing to struggle as it responds to the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the effects that COVID-19 disease is having on a heavy workload, Gillian Ewers examines the advantages that RFID and a transport and tracking system offer.

Hepatitis B virus: a small selection of research in the literature

Hepatitis B, a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), is a major global health problem. It can cause chronic infection and puts people at high risk of death from cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Diagnostic testing in cases of SARS-CoV-2 adverse outcomes

Severe cases of COVID-19 disease exhibit a range of immunological, kidney, liver and heart complications that require laboratory investigation. Randox Laboratories provides an overview and looks at quality control and assessment of testing.

Barrett’s metaplasia: subtyping, stem cells and receptors

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition which, if left untreated, may result in intestinal metaplasia, a premalignant condition that occurs in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Pathology partnership strengthened during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Award-winning NHS partnership SWLP has adopted equipment from Beckman Coulter’s AutoMate 2500 family of sample processing systems, which has streamlined pre- and post-analytical processes to help gain optimal performance and use of resources.

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COVID-19 - The Infection Challenging the World

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11-14 May 2021

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3-4 November 2021

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International Convention Centre, Birmingham
14-17 March 2022

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