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NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Xuan Mu, PhD
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common inherited disorders, primarily caused by mutations of a single gene, CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). An estimated 1.2 million individuals are tested for CF every year in the US (1). Over 127 mutations are associated with the pathogenesis...(Read More)
By Douglas F. Stickle, PhD, DABCC, FACB
My not-very-long experience as a POCT director is that large things can drop unexpectedly into the realm of the POCT program from great administrative heights. Such was a recent occurrence at our institution regarding startup of thromboelastography (TEG). TEG is not unknown in POCT, and educational...(Read More)
By David G. Grenache, PhD, DABCC, FACB
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)
By Brad Karon, MD, PhD
Glucose meter accuracy criteria as defined in ISO 15197 (1) and CLSI guidelines require that for glucose values above 75 mg/dL, 95% of glucose meter results be within 20% of the reference glucose value. There has been growing momentum towards revision of these guidelines, primarily because of the c...(Read More)
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