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 Danyel Tacker
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​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
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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 Gregory Tsongalis, PhD
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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)
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