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The PAD System

Continuing improvements in point-of-care testing have been encouraging one major academic medical center to apply the same mode of testing to diagnosing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).  Since it has the potential to create a different way to identify patients with HAIs, this is of particular interest to clinical laboratory professionals and pathologists.  The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) developed a prototype diagnostic system that works with doctors’ smartphones or mobile computers.  According to a statement from the MGH, this hand-held system can...