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Distinguished Abstracts Winners

The AACC Academy is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Distinguished Abstracts Awards. A group of Fellows selected these 24 abstracts for their scientific excellence from a pool of 887 abstracts accepted for the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

Winning abstracts will display the Academy blue ribbon during the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting poster sessions in Chicago, Illinois.

A-100 Ibrahim Hashim, Dallas, TX
The implementation of the high sensitivity Troponin T (hs-TnT) generation five assay at a large teaching county hospital. A multi-speciality effort

A-103 Ian Gunsolus, Minneapolis, MN
Susceptibility of High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I and Gen 5 cTnT Assays to Biotin Interference

A-106 Ian Gunsolus, Minneapolis, MN
Baseline High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Aids in Risk Assessment in Patients with Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemia without Myocardial Infarction

A-107 Karen Schulz, Minneapolis, MN
Sex-Specific 99th Percentiles Derived from the AACC Universal Sample Bank for 8 High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays

A-211 Mark Kushnir, Salt Lake City, UT
Free 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D by LC-MS/MS: Reference Intervals in Healthy Adults and Observations in Pre-/Post-Menopausal Women

A-213 Hyosoon Park, Seoul, South Korea
Three alternative makers of hyperglycemia for early detection of diabetes: glycated albumin, 1,5-anhydroglucitol, and fructosamine

A-281 Dustin Bunch, New Haven, CT
Comparison of Multiple Analytical Approaches for Determining Reference Intervals

A-283 Heather Stieglitz, Chapel Hill, NC
Biotin interference in 21 immunoassays performed on the Vitros5600

A-321 Jamie Ashby, Birmingham, United Kingdom
QIP-MS: A specific, sensitive, accurate, and quantitative alternative to electrophoresis for the identification of intact monoclonal immunoglobulins

A-328 David Barnidge, Rochester, MN
Using QIP-MS to distinguish a therapeutic mAb from an endogenous M-protein in patients being treated for multiple myeloma

B-039 Ron Schifman, Tucson, AZ
Automated Laboratory-based Population Health System for Hepatitis C Birth Cohort Screening

B-041 Christopher McCudden, Ottawa, ON, Canada
A non-parametric quantile regression method to establish continuous reference intervals

B-117 Chiung-Guei Huang, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Transcriptome Differences in Normal Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells in Response to Influenza A pdmH1N1 or H7N9 Virus Infection

B-253 Yu Zhou, Cleveland, OH
An LC-MS/MS assay with online extraction for measurement of testosterone in serum or plasma

B-254 Lidong He, Tallahassee, FL
De Novo Amino Acid Sequencing of M-proteins by 21 Tesla FT-ICR MS Using Top-Down and Middle-Down MS/MS Techniques

B-256 Danni Li, Minneapolis, MN
Association of Plasma Metabolites with Brain MRI Measures in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities-Neurocognitive Study (ARIC-NCS)

B-307 Uttam Garg, Kansas City, MO
Significant Loss of Blood Amino Acids and Free Carnitine in Newborns Receiving Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

B-327 Victoria Higgins, Toronto, ON, Canada
CALIPER continuous reference curves for biochemical markers: Advantages over traditional partitioned reference intervals

B-354 Martha Lyon, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
A novel tool to relate glucose meter performance to clinical outcome: The Insulin Dose Error Assessment (IDEA) Grid

B-355 Isabel Rodriguez Martin, Sevilla, Spain
Evaluation of health outcomes after the implementation of rotational thromboelastometry in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

B-361 Ambalika Tanak, Richardson, TX
Electrochemical detection of Parathyroid hormone as a point-of-care testing device towards clinical applications

B-434 Youli Lu , Shanghai, China
A Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry method for the Simultaneous Screening and Quantification of 10 Analgesics and Narcotics from Micro Plasma Collection Card

B-437 Adam Ptolemy, London, ON, Canada
Prevalence and Trends in Drug Use: Urine Drug Screening Positivity Rates for Community-based Patients in Ontario, Canada from 2014 to 2017

B-493 C. Taylor, Crumlin, United Kingdom
Application of a Biochip Array to Simultaneously Measure Analytes Related to Metabolic Syndrome in Serum with the Use of the New Random Access, Fully Automated Evidence Evolution Analyser

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.