Thibodeaux selected as Associate Scientific Member of BEST Collaborative

Suzanne R. Thibodeaux, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine, was selected as Associate Scientific Member of the BEST Collaborative. The BEST (Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion) Collaborative is an international collaborative of blood providers, industry and academic experts who undertake studies, publish guidance and recommend procedures, to improve the […]

Laboratory Outreach at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Beyond

The faculty in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM) serve as medical directors for the clinical laboratories at Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH); however, they also provide medical direction and clinical consulting services to hospital laboratories in the St. Louis region and beyond.

New Heparin-Induced Thromboctyopenia (HIT) Screening Test Method

Beginning May 1st, the Core Lab will transition from the current ELISA anti-PF4/heparin antibody test to a latex immunoturbidimetric assay (LIA) performed on the TOPS coagulation analyzer. The test will be available 24/7 with an in-lab turnaround time of 1-2 hours. Laboratory comparisons to SRA send out results show a sensitivity of 100% and a […]

Microbiology Update: Availability of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for New Antimicrobial Agents

Infections due to antibiotic resistant bacteria are a global public health crisis. To help combat infections with multi-drug resistant bacteria, there has been a recent surge in the development of antimicrobial agents. The Barnes Jewish Hospital Microbiology Laboratory is now able to perform susceptibility testing for a number of these new antibiotics. Information regarding this […]

Grant Updates: March & April 2018

Nearly $3.9 million in grants awarded to faculty in Immunobiology and Laboratory & Genomic Medicine Carey-Ann Burnham, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Pediatrics, and of Molecular Microbiology, and Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, received a five-month $10,568 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “A Cloud-Based WGS Platform for Routine Surveillance […]