NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Patricia M. Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB
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​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 Xuan Mu, PhD
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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
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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
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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)
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