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News on issues related to managing clinical laboratories.

New CMS billing rules and the rise of COVID-19 case numbers makes managing SARS-CoV-2 test turnaround times even more urgent for clinical laboratories.

Quest will provide Montefiore with services including hospital lab management and esoteric testing and both hospitals with supply chain management.

The group noted that while molecular diagnostics are powerful tools, physicians' enthusiasm for such tests can lead to improper and excessive use.

In a conversation at the Association for Molecular Pathology meeting, the directors touched on topics such as test allocation and staffing and reagent shortages.

The instructions reverse an FDA decision to stop reviewing LDTs, but questions remain about how broadly they will be applied and how they will be implemented.