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Shining a Light on the Challenges Faced by Medical Laboratory Professionals: Insights from a Recent Study

Over the last couple of months, I have sat down with 20 fellow lab leaders to discuss problems with on-the-job topics. I will cover these specific topics in future articles but today I want to focus on this new study recently published by Angela Tomei Robinson MS MLS(ASCP)CM and Rodney E Rohde PHD SM(ASCP)CM SVCM […]


Finding Home: A Journey Through Career Milestones and Community Support in Medical Laboratory Science

Throughout my life’s journey, I’ve encountered various milestones such as graduations, birthdays, marriage, motherhood, and career changes. I can recall two moments that stand out to me in which I was in an unfamiliar situation, but oddly felt like I was in my element, at home. The first was when I entered the Medical Laboratory […]


Navigating Healthcare Challenges in an Election Year: The Vital Role of Medical Laboratory Professionals

As a new election year is upon us, I found myself discouraged. Then I thought about how this year could be particularly impactful on healthcare. There are many differing opinions that exist, but one thing we all can agree on is that we need quality healthcare for ourselves and those that we love. As you […]


Training the Next Generation: Preparing Lab Leaders of Tomorrow

At Lab Connections, we recognize that nurturing the lab leaders of tomorrow is paramount to sustaining excellence in laboratory operations. Our commitment extends to providing tailored mentorship and training programs that equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic world of laboratory science. With Lab Connections, you can trust that […]


Streamlining Lab Operations: A Guide to Cost-Effective Processes

Achieving cost-effectiveness is paramount. Lab Connections specializes in guiding laboratories towards streamlined processes that maximize efficiency while minimizing expenses. With our expertise, we can help you identify areas for improvement, implement efficient workflows, and reduce operational costs, all while maintaining the highest standards of precision and reliability. Discover how Lab Connections can be your partner […]


QCD Pit Stops: Navigating the Path to Laboratory Profitability

Quality Control Design (QCD) serves as a roadmap to laboratory profitability, and Lab Connections is your trusted navigator on this journey. Our expertise in QCD pit stops is designed to steer laboratories away from costly detours and guide them toward a path of financial stability and excellence. With Lab Connections as your partner, you can […]


Cutting Costs Without Cutting Corners: A Lab’s Guide

Strategies and solutions for labs to reduce expenses without compromising on quality. In today’s competitive laboratory environment, achieving a delicate balance between cost-effectiveness and ensuring unwavering quality remains a paramount challenge. With financial constraints tightening, the instinctual response might be to cut corners. However, as industry professionals know, any compromise on quality can be disastrous, […]


A Journey from New Scientist to QC Expert

As medical and clinical laboratory scientists, quality control is at the core of our work. However, as new scientists, we often learn to accept and reject quality control, but our troubleshooting skills are limited to retest, recalibrate, and retest. This results in hours of testing and calibrating, which can be frustrating, and management can be […]


Case Studies

Case Study: Quality Improvements

Quality improvements were achieved through collaboration between the Lab Connections team and Laboratory Staff, verifying the accurate transmission of patient results to healthcare providers and fostering staff confidence in delivering precise diagnostic testing. Statistical analysis of the Six Sigma metric, coefficient ratio, and standard deviation index from peer evaluations were employed to measure the progress […]


Case Study: Calculated Cost Reduction

Lab Connections is pleased to announce that, with our guidance and collective efforts alongside lab management we have successfully demonstrated a marked improvement in quality while simultaneously realizing a reduction in operating costs over the period of February 1st to April 30th, 2023. This accomplishment has resulted in a measured cost reduction of $4900 in […]



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