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