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How to Deal with a Positive Result

How to Deal with a Positive Result

Receiving any life-changing medical diagnosis can leave you feeling overwhelmed, whether you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic condition or cancer.  Typically, your next best step after diagnosis will be to review the results with at least one medical...

Too Scared to Get Tested? Try This.

Too Scared to Get Tested? Try This.

“Choosing whether you should be screened for a health condition isn’t always easy,” the National Institutes of Health admits. Sometimes tests may involve risk factors that can make the decision about early screening difficult to navigate.  If you are uneasy about...

HIV: Taking a Look Back at How Far We’ve Come

HIV: Taking a Look Back at How Far We’ve Come

At the height of the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s, diagnosing a patient as HIV-positive could have felt catastrophic. While AIDS remains one of the largest global pandemics to date, the medical community has made great strides in widespread HIV treatment in recent...

Skin Cancer: A Disease that We Can Slather Away

Skin Cancer: A Disease that We Can Slather Away

May is annual Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but it brings focus to a topic that deserves serious attention by you and your patients throughout the year. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with more than five million cases diagnosed annually. But...

Service Spotlight: Toxicology 101

Service Spotlight: Toxicology 101

Toxicology screens play a pivotal role in helping healthcare specialists regularly monitor their patients. While toxicology laboratories can offer testing services of all types, one of their primary functions is to test for the presence of illicit substances.  As...

Employee of the Year: Venicia Owens

Employee of the Year: Venicia Owens

Venicia Owens didn’t plan to become a medical lab technician. “I kind of stumbled upon it,” she says, “though now I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.” Growing up in Chicago, Owens loved interior decorating and thought she would pursue a career in that...

Three Black Americans Who Made Medical Laboratories Possible

Three Black Americans Who Made Medical Laboratories Possible

It’s African American History Month, and, here at LifeBrite Laboratories, we’re looking back and paying tribute to some of the many Black scientists and doctors whose work made medical laboratories possible. Their insights, innovations, and advances equip LifeBrite...

Pharmacogenomics and Cardiovascular Medicines

Pharmacogenomics and Cardiovascular Medicines

While COVID-19 rightly remains the focus of national healthcare news, heart disease is still the leading cause of death. Your patients with cardiovascular diseases — especially heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, and pulmonary hypertension — may...