Distinguished Abstracts Winners

The AACC Academy is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Distinguished Abstracts Awards. A group of Fellows selected these 25 abstracts for their scientific excellence from a pool of 921 abstracts accepted for the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

Winning abstracts will display the Academy blue ribbon during the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting poster sessions in San Diego, California.

A-5          Wenbin Jiang, Chongqing, China
Methylation of KLF2 Associates With Its Expression and Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Progression

A-12        Chunni Zhang, Nanjing, China
Clinical Implications and Multiple Antitumor Effects of miR-651 and miR-708 in Renal Cell Carcinoma

A-31        Tracy Morrison, Toronto, ON, Canada
Improved Detection of Hidden Beta-2 Monoclonal Proteins by Capillary Electrophoresis Using the Beta-2 to Beta-1 Ratio

A-55        Brady Culver, Chapel Hill, NC
Sensitive and Specific Detection of Variants in Circulating Tumor DNA by Anchored Multiplex PCR and Next-Generation Sequencing

A-75        Karen Schulz, Minneapolis, MN
Diagnostic Performance of High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I for the Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction

A-118      Shahram Shahangian, Atlanta, GA
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening Rates in the United States, 2010-2015: Implications for Practice Interventions

A-165      David Lin, Salt Lake City, UT
Detection and Characterization of Serum Free Light Chains by MALDI-TOF MS in Immunofixation Thyroid-Related Testing Utilization: A Multi-Center Benchmark Study

A-183      Zhimin Cao, Atlanta, GA
Accuracy-Based Proficiency Testing for Testosterone Measurement - A Follow-Up Study 2016

A-252      Joseph Wiencek, Nashville, TN
Effect of Seasonal Temperature on Specimens Stored Outside in Courier Lock Boxes

A-259      Victoria Higgins, Ottawa, ON, Canada
National Survey of Adult and Pediatric Reference Intervals in Clinical Laboratories across Canada: A Report of the CSCC Working Group on Reference Interval Harmonization

A-341      Lusia Sepiashvili, Rochester, MN
Breaking Free From the Ratio: Analytical Performance of an Immunoenrichment-Coupled MALDI-TOF MS Detection Method for Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Free Light Chains

A-349      Roberta Alexander, Vista, CA
Complement Activation in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Antiphospholipid Antibodies

A-377      Kari Gurtner, Rochester, MN
CSF Free Light Chain Identification of Demyelinating Disease: Overcoming Challenges of Oligoclonal Banding

A-403     Jeffrey Whitman, San Francisco, CA
Adapting High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Toxicology: Comparison and Optimization of SWATH to Data-Dependent Acquisition for Drug Screening

A-404     Lisa Ford, Boston, MA
Analytical and Clinical Validation of a Novel Metabolite-based Serum Test to Precisely Determine the Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

A-424     Robert McCall, Winston-Salem, NC
Identification of FLT3 Internal Tandem Duplications by Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

A-426     Siaw Li Chan, Houston, TX
Development of a Novel, High-Sensitivity LC-MS/MS Serotonin Assay for Assessing Platelet Function Using a Minimal Amount of Whole Blood

A-444     Mindy Kohlhagen, Rochester, MN
Making the Right Call: Distinguishing Residual M-proteins from Monoclonal Antibody Therapies Used in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

B-64       Stacy Beal, Gainesville, FL
Clinical Benefits of the FilmArray GI Panel in an Academic Medical Center

B-186     John Yundt-Pacheco, Plano, TX
Computing a Risk Management Index: Correlating a Quality Control Strategy to Patient Risk

B-188     Kate Bernhardt, Maywood, IL
Urinalysis with Reflex Culture - Test Utilization Initiative and Quality Improvement Model

B-204     Moustafa Ahmed, Cairo, Egypt
SHOX2 and SEP9 Genes Hypermethylation as Biomarkers for Plasma-Based Discrimination Between Malignant and Nonmalignant Colorectal Lesions

B-214     Fang Wu, Salt Lake City, UT
Application of Matrix Assisted-Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for CYP2D6 Genotype and Copy Number Analysis

B-261     Antonio Noto, Bari, Italy
Urinary Metabolome in Autistic Children and in Their Unaffected Siblings: Preliminary Data on the Role of Oxidative Stress and Gut Dysbiosis

B-395    Sarah Delaney, Toronto, ON, Canada
Predicting Drug Exposure in Breast-Feeding Infants: Using Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Escitalopram in Breast Milk to Simulate Infant Plasma Concentrations

AACC Academy Designation

Fellows of AACC Academy use the designation of FAACC. This designation is equivalent to FACB, the previous designation used by fellows of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, which became AACC Academy in 2016.