Our Webinars

The goals of these webinars are to help participants increase their knowledge of current tools and technologies available for patient sample analysis, better understand the accepted methodologies and benchmarks for patient sample analysis and diagnosis, and to increase their competence in using analytical software applications.

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Urinalysis
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Flow Cytometry
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Urinalysis and COVID-19: what have we learned so far?

The renal impact of COVID-19 is largely focused on the tubular system. Proteins in the reactive strip and renal tubular epithelial cells, as well as granular and epithelial cylinders are the main findings reported so far in the literature. Watch the webinar to understand how urinalysis can contribute in the context of this clinical condition.

UN-2000: A Journey towards Automation

Manual urine microscopy creates many time-consuming challenges that include lengthy centrifugation of urines and performing prolonged analysis under the microscope. This session will explore the process of moving from manual microscopy to automated particle analysis. The speaker will share his hospital’s automation journey which promoted workflow efficiency in the laboratory.

MDS: What You Need to Know About Cytopenia, Dysplasia & Mutations

This session will explore novel aspects of laboratory hematology that advance the diagnostic work-up of myeloid malignancies. A series of clinical case studies will be presented that highlight laboratory testing beyond the routine CBC. The examples and discussion will provide an overview of myeloid malignancy work-ups.

Unusual Cases: Bridging Hematology With Flow Cytometry

Multiparameter flow cytometry has become an integral tool in the work-up of abnormal WBC findings, allowing for rapid and accurate identification of abnormal cell populations, cell lineage assignment and assessment of clonality. This presentation will discuss a series of cases that demonstrate the utility of flow cytometry in the diagnostic workup of hematologic disorders presenting with abnormal WBC differential and incorporation of relevant criteria from the revised WHO Classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues.

Urinalysis and Automation: Routine Optimization and Sample Validation by Clinical Patterns

Automation in urinalysis is a topic that has been gaining ground in the laboratory medicine environment. More and more technological resources are being sought for routine optimization, especially when we talk about large clinical analysis laboratories. Automated Urinalysis Systems, such as Sysmex’s UN-3000 solution, provide analytical workflow improvement as they enable more efficient analysis of a large number of samples. This allows the professionals responsible for the analysis to devote most of their time to samples that actually have clinically relevant changes while those samples without alterations can be safely released within a short time.

Clinical Utility of Immature Platelet Fraction

Advances in hematology testing offer parameters useful in assessing challenging conditions such as thrombocytopenia. This presentation provides an overview of immature platelet parameters (IPF% and IPF#) and discusses their clinical utility. Case studies will be presented to highlight the value of these parameters in assessing bone marrow activity and effective thrombopoiesis.

A Little Look at Lymphoid But Mostly Myeloma

This presentation takes an in depth look at the function of lymphoid cells, describes their role in immunologic response, and outlines the impact to normal and abnormal processes. In addition, plasma cells and plasma cell myeloma will be reviewed using case studies to highlight ensuing patient conditions and associated findings.

Automated Urine Testing: Benefits and New Paradigms

The routine urine test is one of the most requested laboratory tests in medical practice, either for patients carrying a specific pathology or for a simple routine examination.

Who Knew There Was So Much to Know about Retics?

Advances in the understanding of reticulocyte biology have been associated with advances in instrument technology.

Platelets Purpose, Pictures plus Problems

From the very basic stem cell, pluripotent stem cell as it progresses to the progenitor cell, it is designed to work in the myeloid section.

Fight the Flight Simplifying Body Fluid Analysis

Manual and automated counting techniques, to recognize normal cells found in body fluids and to recognize characteristics of malignant cells.

Flow Cytometry as a Diagnostic Aid to Hematology Analyzers: A Practical Approach to the Evaluation of Abnormal WBC Differential

Multiparameter flow cytometry has become an integral tool in the work-up of abnormal WBC findings, allowing for rapid and accurate identification of abnormal cell populations, cell lineage assignment and assessment of clonality.

Evaluation of Neonatal Anemia and Thrombocytopenia

This session will review the incidence, clinical significance, and diagnostic evaluation of anemia, iron deficiency and thrombocytopenia in neonates.

Effective Adoption of Advanced Clinical Parameters

This presentation will explore how one institution was able to make effective use of the Advanced Hematology Parameters that include Immature Granulocytes (IG), Reticulocyte Hemoglobin (RET-He), and Immature Platelet Fraction (IPF).

Urinalysis automation a new perspective for laboratory routine

Este webinar aborda a evolução da urinálise dos primeiros registros históricos ao mundo moderno, que exige cada vez mais dos hospitais e laboratórios para apresentar resultados clinicamente significativos.

Evaluation of leukocytosis

This presentation reviews newer hematology analyzers that analyze thousands of leukocytes using flow cytometric based methodology, some in combination with cytochemistry or fluorescence or conductivity to elucidate different types of white cells, NRBCs, and in some cases immature granulocytes

Extended laboratory testing in the evaluation for hematologic neoplasia

Discussing testing that occurs downstream of the CBC report when a diagnosis of hematologic neoplasia such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplasia is suspected.

Future of quality control

The presentation discusses the Future of Quality Control: Evidence Based QC

Use of reticulocyte hemoglobin in anemia assessment

The presentation objectives for this webinar will include: identifying strategies to better assist clinicians in understanding wellness, prevention and chronic disease management by using Reticulocycte Hemoglobin or RET-He.