What is Molecular Testing? In the age of COVID, although on what appears to be a downswing, the rise of PCR and at-home test kits have become the go-to methods for testing. While these test options are not new per [...]
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The Order of Draw: A Look At Different Test Tubes The venipuncture procedure is complex and requires trained, skilled labor to perform the necessary specimen collection. When performing a collection/draw, phlebotomists must have the proper equipment including needles, gauze, and [...]
MOMS Medical Consultant Named Best Doctor My One Medical Source® (MOMS) Medical Consultant, Sona Kirpekar, MD, has been named a Best Doctor in Internal Medicine by Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Kirpekar was selected by Professional Research Services (PRS), which conducted an online [...]
Patient Check-In Process for MAPs When a patient schedules a specimen collection at your MAP, you will receive an email notification prompting you to visit the portal and view your queue. Once on the portal, you will see the schedule [...]
What is a biomarker? A common term in medical testing is "biomarker" but what exactly does the term mean? In layman's terms, a "biomarker" is anything that can be used to measure the presence or severity of a particular disease. [...]
The Engine Powering Your Body: Thyroid Health & Importance The thyroid plays an important role in your body, but if you're like most people you probably are unaware of what it actually does or even where it is. As part [...]
The Importance of Sleep One of the most important things we can do for ourselves is sleep. As humans, we spend one-third of our lives sleeping or at least attempting to sleep. The average adult needs at least seven hours [...]
6 Tests to Determine Heart Disease When asked what the leading disease attributed to death is, you probably think the obvious answer is cancer. While cancer(s) can be a devastating disease, it is actually not the leading cause of death. [...]
Dried Blood Spot vs. Venipuncture: What blood draw method is more accurate? One of the biggest challenges for clinical or diagnostic labs is gaining access to the skilled labor required to provide specimen collections. Without these specimens, labs cannot generate [...]
Testing for COVID-19 in 2021 and Beyond Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like we may be back to square one but with one main difference: the availability of vaccines. The discovery of new variants that are [...]