Lab Education Opportunities for Providers

Pediatric patients require a unique medical approach, as significant differences exist in this patient population in disease frequencies, specimen collection, test performance, and test interpretation. The provider education courses are offered by experts from their technical areas to provide your staff with information and educational topics to provide best outcomes for your patients.

Courses Offered:

Update on Testing For STIs in Adolescents and Children

  • Understand the epidemiology of select STIs in adolescent patients
  • Identify the microbiology and testing methodologies for STIs
  • Apply current consensus recommendations concerning STI testing
  • Identify some of the unique issues associated with STI testing in adolescent and pediatric populations
  • Please indicate your interest by clicking here.

Vitamin D: Why All the Hype?

  • Physiological function of Vitamin D
  • Differentiate the forms and functions of Vitamin D
  • Critically evaluate claims of Vitamin D efficacy for extra-skeletal benefits
  • Please indicate your interest by clicking here.

Chromosome Analysis & Microarray Analysis

  • Explain the methodology difference between chromosome analysis vs. microarray analysis
  • Discuss the different types of chromosomal abnormalities detected/missed by each of these two tests
  • Review appropriate patient indications for each of these two tests
  • Please indicate your interest by clicking here.

Diagnosis of Respiratory Virus Infections

  • Review impact and epidemiology of viral respiratory agents
  • Identify the diagnostic tools in use and factors affecting performance
  • Examine current molecular assays
  • Please indicate your interest by clicking here.

Gastrointestinal FilmArray Panel: Decoding Multiplex Testing

  • Understanding the PCR technology and specimen processing behind the array
  • Identifying the multiple targets detected by the array
  • Evaluating the meaning of positive targets provided by this testing methodology in the pediatric patient population
  • Please indicate your interest by clicking here.

Lead and Lipid Testing

  • Compare the historical changes in what is considered elevated blood lead levels
  • Describe ways to identify, treat and prevent lead poisoning
  • Understand the process for reporting blood lead results to government entities
  • Review guidelines for screening children for lipid disorders
  • Please indicate your interest by clicking here.

We are able to present other educational topics as requested, as well as Pathologist to Pathologist presentations and consults.