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Can Oxidized Triglycerides Be a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Diseases?
Is There Utility for Inflammatory Biomarkers for the Early Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease?
What Are the Effects of Key Covariates (Age, Sex, Ethnicity) on Reference Values for Fertility Hormones in Healthy Children and Adolescents ?
Four Commonly Utilized Immunoassays Fail to Detect TSH in a Cohort of Euthyroid Patients: Are TSH Assays Hyper-Selective?
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Should Creatinine Standardization Change How Drug Doses Are Calculated?
6/28/2011 8:24 AM |
Angela M. Ferguson, PhD
In 2006, the Laboratory Working Group of the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) published recommendations to standardize serum creatinine measurements to improve the accuracy of the values reported by clinical laboratories (1). By the end of 2009, most laboratories were using method...(
Posted at 6/28/2011 8:24 AM | Tags:
Personalized Medicine: Bring on the Disruption
6/21/2011 8:40 AM |
Roland Valdes, Jr, PhD
In 2007, I was asked to chair the AACC’s Personalized Medicine Advisory Task Force. It was our job to advise the AACC on matters related to personalized medicine. The first thing we needed was a definition of “personalized medicine.” After substantial deliberations we agreed that personalized medi...(
Posted at 6/21/2011 8:40 AM | Tags:
Drug Testing in Pain Management and Substance Abuse Recovery Programs
6/14/2011 8:32 AM |
Roger L. Bertholf, PhD
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan issued Executive Order 12564, which mandated a drug-free federal workplace. The concept was not new. The Department of Defense had established a program for detecting and punishing drug use among military personnel nearly 20 years earlier, during the Nixon administr...(
Posted at 6/14/2011 8:32 AM | Tags:
What Is Causing Elevated Iron and TIBC Concentrations in This Patient With Anemia?
6/7/2011 8:28 AM |
William Winter, MD
A middle-aged woman was under the care of her physician for anemia. The following laboratory results were obtained at a time when the patient was not acutely ill. Patient results Reference intervalsSerum iron 1400 ug/dL 42 -135 ug/dLTIBC ...(
Posted at 6/7/2011 8:28 AM | Tags:
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