Washington, DC, October 8, 2010 The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Biological Variation: Adding Value to Laboratory Results to be held on November 17, 2010, at 2:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will last 60 minutes.
The application of data on biological variation is critical for interpretation of the results of clinical laboratory tests. Recent articles and editorials in AACC’s flagship journal Clinical Chemistry have discussed the impact of biological variation on the use of the most common tests performed in clinical labs – troponin, creatinine and glucose – and the quality required. During this interactive webinar, Callum G. Fraser, PhD, author of AACC Press’ top-selling book, Biological Variation: From Principles to Practice, will explain what laboratories need to know to generate or find, and then apply, data on biological variation. Focusing more on application than theory, Dr. Fraser will discuss how biological variation and biological individuality affect the interpretation of serum creatinine, its reference values, and the subsequent calculation of GFR, how knowledge of biological variation is vital for interpretation of change in serial measurements of troponin in patients with acute coronary syndromes, the impact of biological variation on the analytical quality required for POCT glucose, and the need for incorporating biological variation data into guidelines and recommendations.
Dr. Fraser is currently Senior Advisor to the Scottish Bowel Screening, Honorary Professor, University of Dundee, Scotland, and Honorary Consultant Clinical Biochemist. He has worked in clinical biochemistry at tertiary care teaching hospitals for over 40 years, and his work has been honored by the United Kingdom’s Association for Clinical Biochemistry and others. In addition to writing “the book” on this topic, Dr. Fraser has lectured and delivered workshops on biological variation all over the world, and has served on a number of national and international professional and governmental bodies.
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