NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By James Faix, MD
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There have been many salutes to Rich Flaherty this year, marking his retirement after serving as AACC’s Executive Vice President for two decades. But it is unlikely that any will match the warm remembrance he himself offered at the recent fall meeting of the Southeast Local Section. On a particular...(Read More)
By D. Robert Dufour, MD, FACB
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On October 11, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft of updated recommendations relating to screening for prostate cancer with PSA, in which they made a recommendation not to screen for prostate cancer using PSA (grade D recommendations, moderate or high certainty that the...(Read More)
By Steven Soldin, PhD, DABCC, FACB
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Candidate reference methods for FT4 first separate the T4 binding proteins (TBG, prealbumin, albumin, thyroid antibodies) by either equilibrium dialysis or ultrafiltration at 37 C. This is followed by measurement of FT4 using either immunoassays or mass spectrometry. Using these approaches the resu...(Read More)
By David G. Grenache, PhD, DABCC, FACB
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The concept of performing lab tests in the privacy of one’s home is enticing which is one reason why home testing is such a lucrative industry. Arguably, the most popular of these are tests of fertility: ovulation prediction and pregnancy tests. Although less well-known, there are also home tests t...(Read More)
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