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NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
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 Gregory Tsongalis, PhD
This week we have a blog post from Dr. Gregory Tsongalis, the 2013 winner of the AACC-NACB Award for outstanding contributions to clinical chemistry.  He discusses a new entity in laboratory medicine, miRNA.  While there are numerous potential applications in the literature, Dr. Tsongalis’ laborato...(Read More)
By Patricia M. Jones, PhD, DABCC, FACB
​Newborn screening (NBS) in the US began in the State of Maine in the early 1960’s when Dr. Robert Guthrie developed a bacterial inhibition test to detect elevated levels of phenylalanine in dried blood spots, and showed that the test could be used to screen for the presence of phenylketonuria (PKU...(Read More)
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