Clinical Laboratory Techniques

Low-cost technologies for medical diagnostics in low-resource settings.

Publication Date: 
Apr 25, 2013

INTRODUCTION: Medical diagnostics is a critical element of effective medical treatment. However, many modern and emerging diagnostic technologies are not affordable or compatible with the needs and conditions found in low- and middle-income countries.

Evaluating the short message service alerting system for critical value notification via PDA telephones.

Publication Date: 
May 12, 2008

Physicians need to respond to critical value alerts in a timely and appropriate manner. We evaluated the clinical usefulness of a short message service (SMS) system for notifying physicians of critical values by sending a text message to their personal data assistant (PDA) phones.

Which laboratory tests do students in an internal medicine clerkship need to learn about?

Publication Date: 
Oct 15, 2008

A PDA (personal digital assistant) program containing information on 193 laboratory tests was provided to students during the 8-week core clerkship in internal medicine. Students used the program at their own discretion.