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The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was established to "Promote Clinical Practice, Basic Research, and Education in Molecular Pathology." AMP's mission is to represent and unify practitioners of Molecular Pathology with emphasis on the following common goals: to increase public awareness of molecular technology and its utility; to provide...

More than two dozen cases of Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection have been reported and at least ten people have died from EEE this summer.

ACT for Better Diagnosis:  EVERY 9 MINUTES…someone in a U.S. hospital dies due to a medical diagnosis that was inaccurate or delayed. ACT for Better Diagnosis is an initiative of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and supported by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation and The Mont Fund.The goal is to improve the diagnostic process by...

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As COVID-19 testing expands in the U.S., health officials expect a surge in the number of confirmed cases. Here are answers to some FAQs about testing and the current situation.
Embolism— a condition in which material (tissue, fat, air, blood clot, etc.—called an embolus) travels through the bloodstream and then becomes lodged in a vein or artery and blocks the flow of blood through that blood vessel. Thromboembolism—a blood clot (thrombus) that breaks free in the blood stream and blocks a blood vessel. This can occur in a...
Sometimes, undergoing an unfamiliar medical procedure can turn out to be a tense, upsetting, or even frightening experience. If undergoing medical tests makes you or someone you care for anxious, embarrassed, or fearful, read this article for some general tips on how to make the sample collection experience less stressful.
A condition characterized by an overproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH), a hormone that controls calcium and phosphate levels in blood and calcium in bone; it is made by the parathyroid glands. Primary hyperparathyroidism causes high calcium and low phosphate levels, and can cause kidney stones occasionally. Secondary hyperparathyroidism is...