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October 2011: Antibodies

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Note: we are looking for pathologists with expertise in the topic to write a 250 word article on "What's New" for these future Feature Pages: Consumable Lab Products (Nov11), Grossing workstations / lab furniture (Dec11), Billing / consulting / management (Jan12), Microscopes / slide imaging (Feb12), for $50 per article. If interested, email Dr. Pernick at natpernick@hotmail.com



ARUP Laboratories. Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation's top university teaching hospitals and children's hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, major commercial laboratories, military and other government facilities, and major clinics. In addition, ARUP is a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. For more information, visit www.aruplab.com.

Biotheranostics discovers and develops innovative diagnostic technologies for oncology, designed to improve patient care from the time of diagnosis through selection of appropriate treatment. The company's initial diagnostic test offerings are: (1) CancerTYPE ID, which improves cancer classification, especially in patients with metastatic cancer and an unknown primary. It is based on a 92-gene qRT-PCR panel and capable of identifying up to 39 tumor types with 86% accuracy. (2) THEROS Breast Cancer Index® - This provides a more complete picture of recurrence risk and therapeutic options for patients by combining the results of the THEROS H/I and THEROS MGI tests, to better stratify ER-positive, node-negative breast cancer patients. bioTheranostics is also working on prostate cancer prognosis and drug-response profiling. Email Brittany.Rothnem@biotheranostics.com or call 858 587 5883 for more information.

Clarient Diagnostic Services is a national cancer testing services laboratory, providing services for the characterization, assessment and treatment of cancer.  We work closely to collaborate with our community pathology clients by providing them the testing needed to accurately diagnose cancer as well as provide their oncologists with the best treatment options for their patients. We provide a full range of services including IHC, flow cytometry as well as FISH and molecular testing. Our offerings include all service levels-from just performing the technical aspects of an assay, such as running a stain, to complete tumor work-up and consultation services. Contact Client Services at 1.888.443.3311 or visit www.clarientinc.com.

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories has been providing the highest quality reference laboratory testing for more than 25 years. Today, our staff of board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologists, medical technologists and laboratory technicians provide crucial pathology and laboratory testing services to clients around the corner and across the country. Cleveland Clinic Laboratories operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Clients may select from a menu of more than 2,400 routine and esoteric tests. Through the application of leading-edge technology, Cleveland Clinic Laboratories prides itself on providing rapid turnaround time, affordable testing and superior customer service. To find out more about Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, please visit us at www.clevelandcliniclabs.com.

US Labs is a recognized leader in hematopathology, providing comprehensive, high-quality cancer testing to help our clients deliver optimal patient care.  Our broad portfolio of esoteric tests delivers a single-source laboratory solution to our clients. Furthermore, US LABS' pathologists read more than 150,000 cases per year, a volume that fosters experience and helps them confidently approach diagnostic challenges. US LABS' PATHways portal provides a Web-based connectivity solution to our pathology clients, delivering rapid access and efficient workflow, as well as customizable reports that integrate US LABS test results with local pathology results. For more information, visit www.USLABS.net or call 800-710-1800.

Past / future feature pages:

June 2011: Diagnostic testing / reagents
July 2011: Imaging / digital / photography
August 2011: Books & Journals
September 2011: Antibodies

November 2011: Consumable Lab Products
December 2011: Grossing workstations / lab furniture
January 2012: Billing / consulting / management
February 2012: Microscopes / slide imaging
March 2012: Tissue processors / other histology
April 2012: Lab Accreditation/ Education
May 2012: Computer software and systems
June 2012: Diagnostic testing / reagents
July 2012: Imaging / digital / photography
August 2012: Books & Journals
September 2012: Antibodies
October 2012: Laboratories

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