NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Patricia M. Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB
​In the world of medicine, and especially laboratory medicine, new technologies with new and usually improved capabilities are arising far faster than we can keep up with them.   Those new technologies sometimes revolutionize not only the field they spring up in, but also other, originally unrelate...(Read More)
By Danyel Tacker
​Part I: Case Presentation A male in his late teens, lean and non-diabetic, was brought to the Emergency Department by his parents. Over the last several hours, he displayed increasing confusion and lethargy. At the time of presentation, he was stuporous and his function declining. Liver function ...(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 William E. Winter, MD; Lindsay Bazydlo, PhD, and Neil S. Harris, MD
​Challenge: The patient is a 16 month old male. How should the results of the following hemoglobin electrophoresis be interpreted?   By alkaline gel electrophoresis: 59.5%  hemoglobin A0.6%   hemoglobin F36.6%  hemoglobin S By cation-exchange HPLC BioRad D-10 (Extended Program): hemoglobin A2 ...(Read More)
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