Effective Laboratory Utilization - Part 3

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Many factors may cause knowledge gaps related to laboratory utilization including: 
  • Explosive growth in the number of laboratory analytes,
  • Molecular tests show greatest percentage of growth, with estimated growth of 25% annually,
  • Lack of guidance from many laboratories to assist in appropriate test choice,
  • Lack of adequate interpretation of test results,
  • Same test with multiple synonyms, and
  • Similar names for very different tests.

However, you can narrow the gap by using various tools.  There are lab test utilization tools that a reference laboratory can and should provide to assist you in your medical practice to appropriately order lab tests for your patients.  Together you can provide quality patient care that is cost-efficient. 
To learn more details about the utilization tools that a reference laboratory can provide, join us for Part 3 of the Effective Laboratory Utilization webinar series.
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Dr. John Daly

John T. Daly, M.D. received his MD degree at Weill Cornell University Medical College, performed his internship and residency in Anatomic and Clinical pathology at Duke University Medical Center and a residency in Forensic Pathology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is board certified in anatomic, clinical and forensic pathology. Through the course of his career, Dr. Daly has had extensive experience directing and advising laboratories of all sizes including physician office practices, Federal Health Clinics, surgical centers, Community Hospitals and the integrated academic health system clinical laboratories of Duke Medicine. He retired as Director of Laboratories of Duke Medicine, and continues his affiliation as a member of the emeritus staff.


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