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  1. We just had an API AFB survey where the specimen was put on the back of the slide... Not the labeled side. After the staining process, the specimen circle didn’t take on any color and nothing would come in focus. I stained the other side and sure enough, positive!!!! API’s response, is we should notice where the specimen is regardless of the labeling!
  2. Hello! For some reason our microbiology department has different prices for organism identification. If a patient has one organism the price is higher than the charge for the second organism. And the second organism charge is higher than the third. They all use the same CPT code. Multiple sensitivities are set up the same way. Is there any reason for this? No one here knows why we have different charges like this. I'd like to simplify charging by making it automatic. Currently because of the different charges they have to manually enter them as they are working up the specimens.
  3. Hi, everybody. I have generalist medical laboratory scientist training, but for over 2 years I have been specializing in Blood Bank. Although I like Blood Bank, I have often have an "itch" to switch over to Microbiology. Can you offer tips to "wow" a prospective interviewer so I can specialize in something new? My previous experience in Microbiology was as a student 4 years ago. Thanks!
  4. Hi, We have just published an interview with Dr Robert Jerris, the Director of Clinical Microbiology at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital. In the interview, Dr Jerris discusses the implementation of the Bruker MALDI Biotyper (which has recently received FDA clearance), and the impact that it has had on the laboratory, staff and the patients. Dr Jerris is extremely passionate about the advantages of using MALDI-TOF MS, and I would be interested to know your thoughts on the subject. http://bit.ly/1kO9Scl
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