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The Beckman Coulter editorial team brings you timely news and resources focused on elevating clinical laboratory performance and advancing patient care.

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Automated Urinalysis – A Quick and Simple Test to Identify a “Silent Killer”

Automated Urinalysis – A Quick and Simple Test to Identify a “Silent Killer”

Automated urinalysis can play an important role in the early detection of many diseases including kidney disease, which is often noted as a “silent killer.” This post looks at how automated urinalysis works, the importance of urine microscopy, the formation and significance of urine casts and crystals, and how automated urinalysis can provide evidence of renal disease in asymptomatic patients.
Three Common SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing Myths Debunked

Three Common SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing Myths Debunked

It can be hard to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to COVID-19. Here are three myths debunked surrounding SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing.
Achieving Excellence in the Lab through Intelligent Automation

Achieving Excellence in the Lab through Intelligent Automation

Middleware serves as a process control and management solution for labs. Synchronizing middleware with automation systems can provide a number of benefits.
U.S. Navy to Deploy Floating Hospitals with Beckman Coulter Equipment on Board

U.S. Navy to Deploy Floating Hospitals with Beckman Coulter Equipment on Board

Our hematology and microbiology systems will be on board U.S. naval ships providing general hospital relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Case for High-Quality SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing

The Case for High-Quality SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing

Commercial tests for a second wave of COVID-19 testing may call for greater sensitivity and specificity than what is currently available. Find out why.
Combating  COVID-19: The Role of the Laboratory

Combating COVID-19: The Role of the Laboratory

The clinical laboratory plays an essential role in combating COVID-19 as the numbers of infected patients continue to rise globally.
The Problem with False Positives in COVID-19 Serology Testing

The Problem with False Positives in COVID-19 Serology Testing

The use of COVID-19 serology tests that produce significant false positives and negatives could have dangerous consequences. Here’s what you need to know about serology tests in the market.
The Case For Mass COVID-19 Antigen Testing

The Case For Mass COVID-19 Antigen Testing

The United States needs up to 193 million tests per month to mitigate COVID-19 to enable the public to safely resume pre-pandemic activities. Expanded mass testing availability is going to be key to help reopen societies with any level of public confidence. Learn more about the importance of mass COVID-19 antigen testing in this blog.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

During the month of May, we are celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by putting the spotlight on several of our associates of Asian descent.
Automation for All

Automation for All

With solutions available for every sized lab, automation is now a necessity to optimize patient care.
Fully-Automated Urinalysis Launches at AACC

Fully-Automated Urinalysis Launches at AACC

Launch of the fully automated DxU Iris Workcell at the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
Is There a Need for Urinalysis Validation Software?

Is There a Need for Urinalysis Validation Software?

Are you considering urinalysis validation software for your laboratory? Learn how it’s been proven to shorten TAT and improve work efficiency.
The Top 10 of 2021

The Top 10 of 2021

With 2021 drawing to a close, take a look at top educational and informative content pieces of 2021 from Beckman Coulter.
Minimizing Laboratory Errors with Automation

Minimizing Laboratory Errors with Automation

With staffing shortages, increased testing volumes and the need to improve turnaround time—labs are faced with the challenge of reducing errors. Learn how automation in the lab can play a key role in minimizing time-consuming and costly mistakes in the lab.
Mass Antigen Testing: Alternatives to Efficient Diagnostic Testing During a Global Pandemic

Mass Antigen Testing: Alternatives to Efficient Diagnostic Testing During a Global Pandemic

Antigen testing provides an efficient, cost-effective way to mass test for COVID-19 which is essential for hospitals. learn how one laboratory is using this test in their daily operation.
Answering the Most Common HIV Test Questions

Answering the Most Common HIV Test Questions

Knowledge is power when it comes to HIV awareness. Take a deep dive with us into the most-asked HIV test questions.
Body Fluids Analysis with Linearity Down to Zero

Body Fluids Analysis with Linearity Down to Zero

Body fluid analysis is imperative for the diagnosis of many life-threatening diseases. Learn how to make the process more efficient for timely results.
We’ve Been Shortlisted in the 2021 SelectScience Scientists' Choice Awards®

We’ve Been Shortlisted in the 2021 SelectScience Scientists' Choice Awards®

Laboratory scientists across the globe are invited to vote for their favorite clinical products of 2020. Here’s how.
Paving the Way to Antimicrobial Resistance Stewardship

Paving the Way to Antimicrobial Resistance Stewardship

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest global challenges of modern time. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the situation. Find out how more labs can pave the way for antimicrobial resistance detection.
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

During the month of May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month by putting the spotlight on several of our associates of Asian descent from around the world. Join us in listening to API voices, celebrating their impact in the workplace and sharing their stories.
On the Line: Ana Amaro

On the Line: Ana Amaro

In line with Beckman Coulter’s mission of continuous improvement, Ana Amaro is always striving to find ways to make laboratory workflow more efficient.
Diabetes Testing: How Can Labs Prepare for Post-pandemic

Diabetes Testing: How Can Labs Prepare for Post-pandemic

Lack of routine testing on diabetes management and prevention are among the current pandemic-related challenges laboratories are facing. Read more about how laboratories can prepare for life after COVID-19.
Fighting COVID-19 With a Menu That Matters

Fighting COVID-19 With a Menu That Matters

Learn more about four different tests that are changing the landscape in the fight against COVID-19.
Laboratory Improvement During a Pandemic

Laboratory Improvement During a Pandemic

The challenges brought about by COVID-19 highlighted areas of improvement within laboratories. Learn how Performance Partnership has helped.
Go to the Next Level with 5-Part Differential Hematology Analyzers

Go to the Next Level with 5-Part Differential Hematology Analyzers

Low-volume labs rely on 3-part differential hematology analyzers. However, there’s growing interest in 5-part differential hematology analyzers. Learn why.
‘Friends’ Actor James Michael Tyler Speaks Out on The Importance of Early Prostate Cancer Detection

‘Friends’ Actor James Michael Tyler Speaks Out on The Importance of Early Prostate Cancer Detection

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, ‘Friends’ actor James Michael Tyler emphasizes the importance of early detection. Learn more about prostate cancer screening options.
Making an Impact Together

Making an Impact Together

Join us this month as our colleagues talk about experiencing one of our core values, The Best Team Wins, and two shared experiences that bond us together, Realize Your Potential and Make a Real Difference. From Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., our colleagues are finding satisfaction and happiness in working together to achieve results.
Career Story: From Specialist to Director

Career Story: From Specialist to Director

Xiangbing Sun has steadily risen from being a laboratory solutions specialist to managing a team of 170 as the National Laboratory Solutions Director
Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Learn about Dr. Jean Patel’s career journey, passions and insights.
Team Members in Turkey Help After Major Earthquake

Team Members in Turkey Help After Major Earthquake

After a major earthquake in Turkey, several Beckman Coulter associates rushed to a local hospital to provide support. This is their story.
Career Story: Assembly Line Associate to Senior Director

Career Story: Assembly Line Associate to Senior Director

Javier Perez has spent more than 30 years at Beckman Coulter, starting as an assembly line associate to becoming a senior director of operations. Learn more about what he does and why he enjoys working for Beckman Coulter.
Career Story: From College to Corporate

Career Story: From College to Corporate

Fiona Essiam started at Beckman Coulter as a recent college graduate. Read about her career progression and what she has learned along the way.
Career Story: Paving the way for Women in India

Career Story: Paving the way for Women in India

Reshma Valige is proud to pave the way for women in the Indian sales organization.
5 Black Innovators in STEM Who Changed the World

5 Black Innovators in STEM Who Changed the World

In celebration of Black History Month, we’re highlighting five individuals who have, through adversity, advanced the scientific and medical fields for all.
On the Line: Claudia Berthin

On the Line: Claudia Berthin

Meet Claudia Berthin. Claudia has been working with the Customer Technical Support (CTS) team at Beckman Coulter for over seven years. By training, she is a medical lab technologist and has 32 years of experience in the field. Beckman Coulter’s CTS team is ready and prepared to help labs solve technical issues because they understand that with patient care every second counts.
The Consequences of Unplanned Downtime in the Laboratory

The Consequences of Unplanned Downtime in the Laboratory

There has never been a better time for laboratories to run smoothly. Learn how to prevent costly downtime in your lab and reach optimal efficiency.
Intelligent Tube Routing in Lab Automation Can Improve Turnaround Times

Intelligent Tube Routing in Lab Automation Can Improve Turnaround Times

Learn how the DxA 5000 can lead to consistent turnaround times for all samples
IL-6 as a Biomarker for COVID-19 Patients

IL-6 as a Biomarker for COVID-19 Patients

Lab Directors know that physicians quickly learn which test results are helpful and only run those tests to help care for their patients. At Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Joshua Hayden saw this with interleukin-6 (IL-6) testing for COVID-19 patients.
Is Individual SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing Important?

Is Individual SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing Important?

Many questions remain regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In a time where the unknown is tremendous, empower your laboratory with the most data possible.
High phi’ve

High phi’ve

One of the most common cancers among men is prostate cancer. Learn more about PSA testing and the need for phi.
The Need for High-sensitivity Troponin on Grey’s Anatomy

The Need for High-sensitivity Troponin on Grey’s Anatomy

On an episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, the need for hsTnI becomes a reality for one character as she experiences a near-misdiagnosed heart attack. Read more.
On the Line: Ron Nagano

On the Line: Ron Nagano

Meet Ron Nagano, an Advanced Customer Technical Support Specialist based as a Remote CTS in California. He troubleshoots some of the most challenging issues for all the Beckman Coulter clinical chemistry product lines.
The Rising Problem of Drug Abuse and the Need for Detection that Matters

The Rising Problem of Drug Abuse and the Need for Detection that Matters

Drug use around the world is on the rise and there is a demand for robust drug detection and monitoring solutions throughout institutions globally.
Address lab shortages by automating routine tasks

Address lab shortages by automating routine tasks

Laboratory staffing shortages continue to plague hospitals. To save resources, many labs are turning to automation, allowing technicians to focus on critical areas of the lab to improve quality and accelerate TAT.
Avoiding Disruptions in Laboratory Workflow During Challenging Times

Avoiding Disruptions in Laboratory Workflow During Challenging Times

Today’s laboratories face many disruptions in workflow that delay patient care. Learn how automated urinalysis solutions can free-up time consuming bottlenecks.
On the Line: Keith Adams

On the Line: Keith Adams

Meet Keith Adams, a senior specialist on Beckman Coulter’s Customer Technical Support team. Keith provides technical support on urinalysis instruments by phone in the U.S., Canada, and sometimes parts of Europe and Australia.
The Beckman Coulter 3D Virtual Showcase: Here’s What You Need To Know

The Beckman Coulter 3D Virtual Showcase: Here’s What You Need To Know

An interactive, virtual way to learn about workflows designed for every laboratory, everywhere.
Avoid These Gaps: Six Benefits Your Laboratory Middleware Solution may be Missing

Avoid These Gaps: Six Benefits Your Laboratory Middleware Solution may be Missing

Not all middleware is alike, and capabilities range from rudimentary to robust. Consider these six unique benefits of full-capability middleware systems that can significantly boost laboratory performance and efficiency.
Fighting the Impact of COVID-19 with Serology Testing

Fighting the Impact of COVID-19 with Serology Testing

New IgG and IgM tests could identify people with COVID-19 antibodies, which may help reduce social and economic impacts of the outbreak. Learn more.