NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Dr. Sutirtha Chakraborty, MD and Dr. William Winter, MD
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Case: Serum protein electrophoresis (SPE) was requested on a patient with recently diagnosed chronic kidney disease who presented to the hospital with a community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). What is the abnormality observed on this SPE tracing?​     It can be seen that the albumin peak has as a ...(Read More)
By William E. Winter, MD
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I was recently asked "What was the significance of insulin antibodies detected in an insulin-treated patient?" In response to this question, it is worth mentioning that the insulin autoantibody assay does not discriminate antibodies from autoantibodies (IAA = insulin autoantibodies). Ins...(Read More)
By Patricia M. Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB
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Have you ever needed an expert to give a talk or write an article on a specific topic?  Where did you go to find your expert?  Did you call or email a colleague who knows a colleague who knows a colleague?  This is the method I’ve often used, but perhaps there could be a better way.   All it would ...(Read More)