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OBJECTIVES To analyze the demand for services from the nation's medical laboratories, which is predicted to dramatically increase as our citizens age and millions receive insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. METHODS A systematic review of relevant publications and databases was conducted to assess the current state of the nation's medical(More)
The increasing range and complexity of biologicals, and the greater demand for these products, have resulted in a greater volume of trade in animal-based biological material. This has given rise, in turn, to many approaches to the regulation of importation of these materials, as countries seek protection against the introduction of disease. Harmonization of(More)
Australia is free from many significant diseases of aquatic animals. Quarantine policies for aquatic animals and aquatic animal products are designed to meet the international trade obligations of Australia, while preventing the entry of pests and diseases. These policies are supported by measures to prevent the introduction of aquatic species which would(More)
A large-scale practice analysis was undertaken by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry to help maintain the validity of its certification examinations. The complete data sample of 1152 practicing phlebotomy technicians, medical laboratory technicians, and medical technologists was found to be demographically representative of the(More)
This study used a sample of 205 repeat-respondent medical technologists over a 3-year period to explore the impact of certification activity, years of laboratory experience, highest degree held, occupational commitment, and job loss insecurity on intent to leave occupation. Results showed that 3-year certification activity was related to lower intent to(More)
As part of a large scale practice analysis on Phlebotomy Technicians (PBTs), Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs), and Medical Technologists (MTs), additional data on four "home made measures" of professional-related outcomes, i.e., professional development, quality assurance monitoring, employer reimbursement, and types of continuing education, were also(More)