Monthly Archives: December 2016

Unique FISH Lab: Crossing Disciplines, Creating Opportunity

December 14,16

What do you get when you cross Genetics with Pathology and Hematology? FISH, of course. DSM’s new FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) Lab is a first for DSM in that it has brought three disciplines together to create a multidisciplinary service that will improve testing capabilities and access for all three disciplines.

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What’s in THA and TKA?

Historically, that’s what pathology has been tasked with determining: what useful pathological data exists in specimens from total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Current practice requires these orthopedic specimens to be sent to the pathology lab for examination, despite data suggesting that this examination rarely provides information above and beyond the clinical […]

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Balancing Value and Best Care – DSM’s Commitment to Health Care Sustainability

DSM has always striven to provide the right service at the right time to the right patient. Now, in our current economic environment and considering the pressures faced by the health system as a whole, we must focus more than ever on what is the ‘right test’ and ensure the clinical value of each and […]

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DSM Funds Student Project to Integrate Resource Stewardship into Medical Curriculum

Modern culture sometimes supports the notion that more is better.  But most of us can probably spot the flawed thinking behind these statements: More money equals more happiness. More free time means more personal fulfillment. More food options equal better diets. The idea that more is better when it comes to diagnostic tests in health […]

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The Pathology of a Hot Dog

December 12,16

Most of us may prefer not to know what the microscopic examination of a hotdog would reveal, but for some high school students, this may be the trigger that leads them to a career in lab medicine and pathology.

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