The CLP editorial team posted hundreds of news stories for clinical lab professionals in 2022, as well as original articles, on topics ranging from new blood tests for disease diagnostics to automated clinical lab technologies. Of the news stories published in 2022, there were five that stood out with laboratorians as the most read. Following are CLP‘s Top 5 News Stories for 2022.

The Top 5 News Stories were determined based on Google Analytics data as of Dec. 30, 2022:

  1. Researchers Find Blood Type Linked to Risk of Stroke Before Age 60. A person’s blood type may be linked to their risk of having an early stroke, according to a new meta-analysis from UMSOM researchers.
  2. SLU, Quest to Offer Accelerated BS in Medical Laboratory Science. Saint Louis University and Quest Diagnostics will launch an accelerated bachelor’s degree program in medical laboratory science.
  3. ALS Disease Diagnosis is Simpler, More Reliable Via Blood Test. Currently, it is difficult to diagnose ALS early in the course of the disease. Even after a prolonged investigation, there is a risk of misdiagnosis.
  4. Thermo Fisher Automated Sample Handling System Relieves Processing Bottlenecks. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s automated sample transfer system is designed to address bottleneck issues from excessive processing workflows.
  5. Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Launches Automated Clinical Flow Cytometry Sample Preparation System. Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ flow cytometry sample prep system offers on-demand processing for a multitude of sample types.

These Top 5 News Stories reflect CLP’s ongoing commitment to providing relevant content to our laboratorian readers, and look forward to providing even more high-quality content in 2023.