NACB - Scientific Shorts


NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)

 The NACBlog’s name has changed to NACB Scientific Shorts!


Our new name better reflects the valuable, evidence-based, and engaging content intended to stimulate discussion and member feedback.

If you would like to suggest a topic and/or author, please email Alison Woodworth, Chair of the Scientific Shorts editorial board, We look forward to hearing from you!

Suggested citation for NACB Scientific Shorts:
Author’s last name, first and middle initials. Title of report. NACB Scientific Shorts. Date of publication.  
Available from (specific web URL of posting)

Fraga, OR. Should Cardiac Biomarkers Play a Role in Evaluating Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy?
NACB Scientific Shorts. January 24, 2014. Available from:           

By Man Khun Chan
Written in collaboration with Jacalyn Kelly, Michelle Nieuwesteeg, and Khosrow Adeli  CALIPER Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto Accurate and efficient diagnosis of children with medical concerns is dependent upon the availability of reliable pediatric reference interva...(Read More)
By Linnea Baudhuin, PhD, DABMG
We are all familiar with busy-ness at work, busy-ness at home, and overcommitting ourselves in general. We find ourselves putting in effort that is eventually unsustainable so that we become stressed out, burned out, dissatisfied with work and dissatisfied with life in general. However, if we can f...(Read More)
By Ann M. Gronowski, PhD, DABCC, FACB
​Written in collaboration with Ryan Colvin, Christine Kramer, and Kelle Moley, MD Like many academic institutions, our University-Hospital system had some unmet needs when it came to obtaining biospecimens for research; in particular, biospecimens from pregnant women.  Researchers need access to h...(Read More)
By Mario Plebani
This Week’s Scientific Short was contributed by Dr. Mario Plebani, the 2014 AACC/NACB Award winner for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research.   Quality in laboratory medicine should be defined as the guarantee that each and every step in the total testing ...(Read More)
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