A new partnership between a Hammond medical laboratory and a California-based diagnostics company will expand the lab's testing capabilities, introducing new automation and new equipment.
A PCL Alverno medical technologist prepares bacteria samples to be identified by a laser target method in May at the Hammond lab.
A WASP machine (Walk Away Specimen Processor) processes cultures at PCL Alverno in Hammond during the Innovators Cafe event Thursday.
PCL Alverno Microbiology Supervisor Chris Ornelas, left, gives a tour of a WASP machine (Walk Away Specimen Processor) to guests during an Innovator's Cafe event at the lab in Hammond.
PCL Alverno Anatomic Pathology Supervisor Melissa Zummak gives a tour of the Anatomic Pathology Lab to guests during an Innovator's Cafe event at the facility in Hammond.
HAMMOND | Cardboard 3-D glasses with red and blue lenses were passed down rows of people seated in folding chairs.
Scientists at a local laboratory say a new piece of technology there can identify bacteria a day earlier than traditional methods.
PCL Alverno Medical Technologist Denise Curtis prepares bacteria samples to be identified by a new laser target method at the lab in Hammond.
PCL Alverno Medical Technologist Patrick Coughlin demonstrates how bacteria samples are identified by a new laser target method at the lab in Hammond. The Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization method can analyze 96 samples in an hour.
PCL Alverno Medical Technologist Patrick Coughlin prepares bacteria samples to be identified by a new laser target method at the lab in Hammond.
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