NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Victoria Bevilacqua and Khosrow Adeli
In order to appropriately interpret laboratory test results in a clinical setting, it is crucial that reliable reference intervals be available.  Establishing reference intervals in any population is a difficult and involved process; however, it is especially challenging in a pediatric population. ...(Read More)
By Julia C. Drees, Ph.D., DABCC
​An endocrinologist contacted our laboratory to report a patient with discordant TSH results: undetectable TSH by our routine assay, the Siemens ADVIA Centaur TSH3-UL, and normal TSH by an alternate TSH assay, the Abbott Architect. The clinical picture of the patient matched the normal results. We ...(Read More)
By Vince Stine, PhD
In 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act to reduce the growing federal deficit.  The law  required the legislative body to develop and implement a ten year plan for cutting federal spending by $1.2 trillion that would take effect on January 1, 2013.  If they failed to reach an agreement auto...(Read More)