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Clinical Pathology Abstracts, 8/16

August 2016—Cold antibodies may be detected with routine pretransfusion testing and may obscure the identification of clinically significant red blood cell antibodies. They may be detected in healthy people or may be transient in appearance after a mycoplasma or mononucleosis infection. In most cases, cold antibodies are benign, and pretransfusion laboratory testing is designed to avoid detecting these antibodies by eliminating testing at room temperature.

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Anatomic Pathology Abstracts, 8/16

August 2016—Use of HSP70 and glutamine synthetase to diagnose hepatocellular carcinoma; Recurrence of benign and low-grade fibroepithelial neoplasms of the breast; Lobular neoplasia detected in MRI-guided core biopsy: a high risk for upgrade; Use of microsatellite instability, MLH1 methylation analysis, IHC to identify Lynch syndrome; Differential diagnosis of bladder versus colorectal adenocarcinoma; Enhanced expression of PD L1 in CIN and cervical cancers

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Molecular Pathology Selected Abstracts, 8/16

August 2016—Germline mutations in men with metastatic prostate cancer: Prostate cancer displays great diversity in clinical behavior, ranging from essentially silent, organ-confined disease to rapid and aggressive metastatic spread. The authors know of no clear-cut screening method that can reliably identify those patients whose tumors are likely to behave aggressively and, therefore, may benefit from a more active treatment strategy. Prostate cancer has also been shown to have a significant component of heritability.

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Clinical Pathology Abstracts, 7/16

July 2016—Utilization management to reduce unnecessary lab testing at a VA hospital: It is estimated that laboratory and pathology testing account for four percent of annual health care costs. A laboratory utilization management system, or laboratory expert system (LES), can be employed to reduce such costs. A variety of functionality, including passive and active alerts, in the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system provide decision-making support for physicians ordering tests.

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Molecular Pathology Selected Abstracts, 7/16

July 2016—Using single nucleotide polymorphism arrays in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: In patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma, the identification of chromosomal abnormalities at the time of diagnosis is important for risk classification. The current standard of care includes karyotype and FISH analysis to identify recurrent cytogenetic abnormalities.

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Clinical Pathology Abstracts, 6/16

June 2016—Fasting or nonfasting lipid measurements: The joint American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association “2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults” replaces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol treatment thresholds with a more global measurement of risk.

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