NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Gregory J. Buffone, PhD
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​Difficult transitions are simply part of life and unfortunately it is often impossible to anticipate and prepare for consequent changes.  In my experience the conversion from a paper to an electronic medical record (EMR) certainly qualifies as one of the sea changes in health care, and while I ant...(Read More)
By Larry J. Kricka DPhil, FACB, CSci, CChem, FRSC, FRCPath
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​The pace of technological advance in our everyday life seems ever faster – the internet, cell phones, tablets, mp3s, Skyping, email, Tweets, texting, satellite maps, gps, not to mention blogging (!) – these have all emerged in recent memory.  In the clinical laboratory, the pace of change has also...(Read More)
By Jack Zakowski, PhD, FACB
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​Which is the RIGHT equation for calculating eGFR?  Unfortunately, the answer may be “that depends”. Creatinine and BUN/Urea have long been used as markers of renal function, though creatinine has more recently gained prominence.  It was recognized a decade ago that there was significant variation ...(Read More)
By Khosrow Adeli, PhD, FCACB, FACB, DABCC
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​Pediatric healthcare is critically dependent on availability of accurate and precise laboratory tests/biomarkers of pediatric disease, and on availability of "reference intervals" (or “normal values”) to allow appropriate clinical interpretation. Children are not small adults; child deve...(Read More)
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