NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Callum G Fraser, PhD & William (Bill) A Bartlett, PhD, FRCPath
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​We professionals in laboratory medicine agonize over provision of appropriate population-based reference intervals (RI). Good quality RI, in addition to flags on results triggered by their limits, are required by laboratory accreditation bodies and standards such as ISO 15189.  And we do know that...(Read More)
By William E. Winter, MD; Roger L. Bertholf, Ph.D.
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​Challenge: I was recently asked what medical concerns exist for people with autoimmune diabetes [either type 1 diabetes or latent autoimmune diseases of adulthood (LADA)] that are not shared by people with type 2 diabetes. Certainly for all people with diabetes of any kind, attempting to achieve...(Read More)
By William E. Winter, MD; Lindsay Bazydlo, PhD, and Neil S. Harris, MD
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​Case: The patient was an African American woman between the ages of 30 and 40 years. She previously had a gastric bypass and lost weight from 400 lbs to less than 200 lbs. Since that time the patient suffered from multiple episodes of ill defined abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea attributed, i...(Read More)