NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Victoria Bevilacqua and Khosrow Adeli
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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
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​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
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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)