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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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Drs. Roberts, Stavis and Daum honored at Outgoing Chairs Ceremony

At the MLH Board, Medical Staff and Senior Management retreat last week in Lafayette Hill, PA, three physician leaders — Nancy Roberts, MD; Robert Stavis, MD; and Gary Daum, MD — were honored for their service as they stepped down … Continue reading

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BMH Pathologist goes to Capitol Hill

Submitted by Walter Klein, MD While in Washington, DC, for the annual CAP policy meeting early this month, I accompanied the president of the Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists, Dr. Nancy Young, and fellow PA pathologists Dr. Andrea Boni and Dr. … Continue reading

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Molecular detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae – Change in test metholodolgy

  Submitted by Gary Daum, MD, Chairman, Department of Pathology   On December 12, 2014, Main Line Health Laboratories will implement Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing using the Roche cobas® 4800 technology.  The test utilizes amplification of target DNA … Continue reading

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Dr. Albert Keshgegian retires from Pathology practice; Dr. Pradeep Bhagat named as new Medical Director of Main Line Health Laboratories

Submitted by Gary Daum, MD, System Chair, Pathology   Albert Keshgegian, MD, has retired from the practice of pathology as of June 30, 2014.  Dr. Keshgegian was a member of the Lankenau Hospital Medical Staff from 1981-1987, of the Bryn … Continue reading

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DHEA-S test now being performed at MLH Laboratory

Submitted by Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, Medical Director of Main Line Health Laboratories   Main Line Health Laboratories has announced the in-house availability of quantitative testing for Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S).  The Core Laboratory at Lankenau Medical Center will perform testing … Continue reading

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New Confirmatory Test for HIV

By Albert A. Keshgegian, MD, Campus Chief, Pathology, Lankenau Medical Center Effective April 28, 2014, the reference lab for Main Line Health Laboratories will be implementing the HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Differentiation Assay, replacing the HIV-1 Western Blot test as a confirmatory … Continue reading

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BMH: Discontinuation of in-patient bleeding times

By Barbara Wadsworth MSN, RN, Sr. Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer, and Henry Mayer MD, Vice President – Medical Affairs, BMH   In-patient bleeding time testing has been discontinued at the Bryn Mawr Hospital.   As you are probably aware, the … Continue reading

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New Hematology Analyzers: Additional automated parameters, changes in reference (normal) ranges, reporting WBC differential as absolute numbers

By Albert A. Keshgegian, MD PhD, Medical Director  Effective Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., Main Line Health Laboratories will begin implementation of new hematology analyzers, which employ advanced fluorescent flow cytometry techniques for cell counting.  The new analyzers … Continue reading

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Improved In-house Assay for Lyme Disease Testing – Borrelia VIsE1/pepC10 IgG/IgM Test System

By Albert A. Keshgegian, MD PhD, Medical Director, Main Line Health Laboratories Effective January 13, 2014, MLHL will be updating our assay for Lyme IgG/IgM antibody testing.  The new ZEUS Borrelia ELISA test system utilizes a dual combination of recombinant … Continue reading

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