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New Distance Learning Course Available Online – Zika Virus

A new Distance Learning Course has been added to CAMLT’s online course offerings – DL-014 – Zika Virus. The spread of Zika virus illness is of particular concern because of the complication of microcephaly in fetuses of infected mothers. In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes,…

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Make a difference. Donate to or join CAMLT today!

The weather outside may be frightful, and staying home is so delightful.  As the temperatures drop, we hope you’ll warm our hearts by donating today.  Giving is not just about making a donation.  It’s about making a difference. Click here to donate online or print donation form(s) The end of the year will be here before you know it! CAMLT works for the good of the laboratory community and the public.  Your support and membership is vital to our continuing ability…

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Microbiology Case Studies: Babesia vs. Malaria

Patient History: Case 1 A 55 year old Asian woman presented to an emergency department in southern New England in September with complaints of a high fever with chills for the past 5 days. She noted feelings of excessive tiredness, muscle aches, and headache. She also described a decrease in appetite and nausea with vomiting and diarrhea. On physical exam, she was febrile (103.8°F) and scleral icterus was identified. Laboratory workup revealed findings suggestive of hemolysis including increased LDH (401…

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You don’t want just anyone performing your laboratory tests

38 US states may want to be more like California – Reasons for Licensing Medical Laboratory Professionals. When your healthcare provider orders lab tests, are they performed and analyzed by licensed medical laboratory professionals?  If you live in the United States, chances are the answer is no.  Medical laboratory scientists (MLS also known as Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS) in CA) and medical laboratory technicians (MLT) are licensed in just 12 states (California, Hawaii, Florida, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island,…

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