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October, 2008


Certificates of Analysis Go Online!

Now you can access Hardy’s Certificates of Analysis directly from the Hardy Website. Just go to and click on “Certificates of Analysis” at the bottom left hand side. Then enter the catalog number and lot number. Your certificate will appear, which can then be printed. This service is available immediately and can be accessed 24/7. Click here to try it out.


American Proficiency Institute

Proficiency Testing Works!

A 10 year study shows that laboratory performance hasimproved since CLIA ’88 regulations took effect.  The article (Laboratory Medicine 2007; 38:237-239) shows that failure rates declined steadily from 1994 – 2004 forlaboratories enrolled in the American Proficiency Institute PT program.

The study’s lead author, Daniel Edson, notes thatMicrobiology tests continue to be most problematic for physician offices,clinics, and small hospitals.

The API proficiency testing programs, with over 350 analytescovering all areas of laboratory medicine are available from your HardyDiagnostics sales representative.

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Here’s why API beats all the rest…

  • Save up to 25%!

  • On-line reporting and on-line results
  • Large peer group – over 15,000 participating labs

  • Professional technical support

  • Earn up to 19 CEU’s for free!

Let us show you how to save money and get the finest PTprogram available. Click here to receive a competitive price quote and proposalfor your lab. Now is the time to get on board for your 2009 program!

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Three easy ones and one tough one this time!

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“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.” – T. S. Elliott


Think about it….
  • Why isn’t “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?
  • Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
  • Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?
  • Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?
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Seeing is Believing?


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There is a human face amongst the coffee beans. Can you find it?


“Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear”

Wisdom to ponder…


Henry David Thoreau
1817 – 1862
An American author, poet, tax evader, critic, naturalist, free thinker, and philosopher.


“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he canafford to let alone.”

“Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.”

“Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good forsomething.”

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”

“Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.”

“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but followsreligiously the new.”

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what ithad to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The questionis: What are we busy about?”

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the gravewith the song still in them.”

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which youcan walk with love and reverence.”

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to belooking for it.”

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave,find your eternity in each moment.”


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