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18h September 2016
Choosing Wisely campaign: Five new recommendations from ASCP​
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) has added five new evidence- and consensus-based recommendations to its list of Choosing Wisely campaign.
  • Do not test for amylase in cases of suspected acute pancreatitis. Instead, test for lipase.
  • Do not request serology for H. pylori. Use the stool antigen or breath tests instead.
  • Do not routinely perform sentinel lymph node biopsy or other diagnostic tests for the evaluation of early, thin melanoma because these tests do not improve survival
  • Do not routinely order expanded lipid panels (particle sizing, nuclear magnetic resonance) as screening tests for cardiovascular disease
  • Do not perform fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for myelodyplastic syndrome (MDS)-related abnormalities on bone marrow samples obtained for cytopenias when an adequate conventional karyotype is obtained
These new recommendations were unveiled on September 15, 2016 at Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016, the recently concluded Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in Las Vegas, USA.
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