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An Interview With Dr. Ila Singh: What the TRUU-Lab Initiative Has Taught Us About Laboratory Test Names

Dr. Ila Singh

Dr. Ila Singh, chief of laboratory medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital, founded the Test Renaming for Understanding and Utilization in the Laboratory (TRUU-Lab) initiative several years ago to tackle challenges related to the nonstandardized and uninformative naming of laboratory tests. In this interview, Dr. Singh describes the surveys her CDC-funded collaborative has conducted with hundreds of physicians and other providers, and she shares insights about how to improve the ordering of tests through more effective naming.

Related Information:
LabMind Podcast: An Interview with Dr. Ila Singh: The TRUU-Lab Initiative to Improve Laboratory Test Names
Video Lecture: Ordering the Right Lab Test: It all begins with the Right Test Name

Originally published October 18, 2023

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