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MLH Lab Service Satisfaction Survey for physicians and health care providers

By Pradeep Bhagat, MD, medical director, and Judyann Gilbert, System director Please take a few minutes to complete our provider-customer satisfaction survey.  The purpose of the survey is to determine your level of satisfaction of different aspects of MLH lab … Continue reading

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Biotin interference on laboratory tests

By Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, System chairman, Department of Pathology At Main Line Health Laboratories, we currently perform most thyroid testing utilizing Beckman Access immunoassay instruments. More and more people now are taking Biotin, also called Vitamin B7, as part … Continue reading

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LabLink newsletter now available for viewing

  Click here to view the Spring 2019 issue of LabLink, the newsletter of Main Line Health Laboratories.  

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Memorandum: Hemoglobin A1C notification

By Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD,System chairman, Department of Pathology, Main Line Health MLH laboratories will be implementing an upgrade of the HPLC testing for Hemoglobin A1C.  This minor modification to the methodology may cause a slight positive bias (between 0.2 … Continue reading

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LabLink newsletter now available for viewing

Click here to view the Winter 2019 issue of LabLink, the newsletter of Main Line Health Laboratories.

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Thyroid: Veracyte’s Afirma Genomic Sequencing

By Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, chairman, Department of Pathology Effective immediately, the MLHL will start using Veracyte’s Afirma Genomic Sequencing Classifier test (GSC) for evaluation of the indeterminate thyroid cytology results (Bethesda categories III and IV). The Afirma GSC is … Continue reading

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Thyroid Assay- Biotin Interference

  By Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, System Chairman, Department of Pathology, All Main Line Health Laboratories are utilizing Beckman Coulter instrument for measurements of T4, T3, Free T4, Thyroglobulin antibody and Thyroglobulin. We have been notified by Beckman Coulter that … Continue reading

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Health advisory regarding blood lead

  By Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, System Chairman, Department of Pathology   Lankenau core laboratory has been performing Blood Lead on venous blood using Magellan Diagnostic Lead Care for several years. U.S. Food and Drug Administrator just issued a safety … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 issue of LabLink now available

  Main Line Health Laboratories has published the Spring 2017 issue of LabLink newsletter.   The issue includes articles on Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, a brief history of laboratory medicine, allergy season, a celiac testing update and sun and skin … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C Screening of Baby Boomers: PA Act 87 – Ordering the Correct Lab Test

  by Pradeep  Bhagat, M.D., Director MLH Pathology and Deb Laumer, Director MLH Clinical Informatics   As you know, PA Act 87 was signed into law July 20, 2016, requiring health care providers to offer Hepatitis C screening to Baby … Continue reading

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