Daily Update

Tests with EUA

COVID-19 LAB TESTS RECEIVING FDA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION ((s) = Serology Test (a) = Antigen Test (t) = Total Antibody Test (m) = Multi-analyte Test) Date Manufacturer(s) Test … [Read more...]

LAB SAFETY

What Do We Say to Patients Who Ask about Our Team’s Vaccination Status?

By Paul Edwards bio As vaccinations continue to be distributed to more and more members of the American workforce, one of the recurring questions we are getting concerns how to respond to patients … [Read more...]

Enforcement Alert

OIG to Audit Medicare Part B Lab Testing During the Pandemic

Fraudulent and abusive billing of lab services has long been a favorite target of OIG enforcers. And with the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 testing during the public health emergency, it’s hardly … [Read more...]

FDA Watch

FDA Watch: Molecular Tests May Miss New SARS-CoV-2 Strains, Agency Warns

Like many viruses, the SARS-CoV-2 is a shape-shifter. And that may make it harder to detect. With this in mind, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning clinical laboratories and health … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

Statistics Suggest OSHA Has Been Lax in Enforcing Workplace COVID-19 Safety

As COVID-19 cases surge, going to work has become a risky proposition, especially for employees of labs, hospitals and other health care facilities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration … [Read more...]

TOOL

Model Social Distancing Policy

As the pandemic drags on, labs and other essential businesses that remain open must be scrupulous to ensure employees maintain social distancing both at and away from the workplace. Here’s a Model … [Read more...]

Tool: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

It behooves you to ensure that lab workers get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect not only themselves but also co-workers, patients and others at your facility. But what if workers neglect or just … [Read more...]

Tool: Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

It behooves you to ensure that lab workers get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect not only themselves but also co-workers, patients and others at your facility. But what if workers neglect or just … [Read more...]

Tool: Lab Worker’s Acknowledgement of Decision to Decline COVID-19 Vaccination

You should ensure that lab workers get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect not only themselves but also co-workers, patients and others at your facility. But what if workers neglect or just plain … [Read more...]

FDA Watch

Agency Greenlights First Over-the-Counter, At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kit

Nearly 250 COVID-19 diagnostic tests have gotten Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA since the pandemic started. Almost all of them have been prescription products. In addition, 25 test … [Read more...]


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