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Pradeep Bhagat, MD, named System Chair, Pathology, Main Line Health

  By Andy Norton, MD, SVP and Chief Medical Officer   It is my pleasure to announce that Pradeep Bhagat, MD, has been appointed System Chair, Department of Pathology at Main Line Health by the MLH Board of Directors upon … Continue reading

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Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia: Update

  By Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, Interim Chairman, Department of Pathology   Effective February 2017, Main Line Health Laboratories is pleased to offer the Heparin Induced Platelet Ab EIA w/reflex Serotonin Release Assay (PF4G). This assay replaces the current method … Continue reading

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Winter 2017 issue of LabLink now available

  Main Line Health Laboratories has published the Winter 2017 issue of LabLink newsletter.   The issue includes articles on the opening of the lab in Concordville, on providing clinical information with cervicovaginal cytology, on a new assay for Heparin-Induced … Continue reading

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Rapid identification of blood cultures

  By Mark J. Ingerman, M.D., FACP, Chief, Infectious Diseases and Chief, Infection Prevention and Control   New molecular diagnostic techniques are now available for rapid identification of bacterial and viral pathogens. MLHS Clinical labs have already instituted the rapid … Continue reading

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Fall 2016 issue of LabLink now available

  Main Line Health Laboratories has published the Fall 2016 issue of LabLink newsletter.   The issue includes a hematology update and articles on PA Act 87 mandatory Hepatitis C screening, fecal immunochemistry test, reflex testing, as well as a … Continue reading

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Assess lab performance: Take the CAP physician survey

  By Pradeep Bhagat, MD, Medical Director, and Judyann Gilbert, System Director, Main Line Health Laboratories   Main Line Health Laboratories (MLHL) regularly participates in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Physician survey.  This provides an opportunity to assess laboratory … Continue reading

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Assess lab performance: Take the CAP physician survey

  By Pradeep Bhagat, MD, Medical Director, and Judyann Gilbert, Division Director, Main Line Health Laboratories, Core Laboratory and Support Services   Main Line Health Laboratories (MLHL) regularly participates in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Physician survey.  This provides … Continue reading

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Heparin platelet factor 4 antibody test for heparin induced thrombocytopenia- a new procedure

  Submitted by Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, Interim Chairman, Department of Pathology   Effective October 4, each time a heparin PF4 antibody test is ordered in the Smart Chart, a 4T’s score calculator prompt will appear. This module must be … Continue reading

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Status of Zika testing on blood products

  Submitted by Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, Medical Director, Main Line Health Laboratories   The American Red Cross is currently testing for the Zika virus RNA with a qualitative screening nucleic acid test (NAT) in blood donations from states regarded … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 issue of LabLink now available

  Main Line Health Laboratories has published the Summer 2016 issue of LabLink newsletter.   The issue includes articles on babesiosis, preventing hemolysis, Vitamin D testing reimbursement, as well as an antinuclear antibody update. The complete issue is available here.

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