American Association for Clinical Chemistry
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2012 Clinical Case Studies

Each month, a case and a series of questions can be emailed to interested individuals 4-6 weeks in advance of publication. The published version will include a discussion of the case, important points to remember, and comments from 1-2 experts in the field. We urge you to share and discuss these with your trainees each month.


Prescription Compliance or Illicit Designer Drug Abuse?
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.174649


Fatal Electrolyte Abnormalities Following Enema Administration
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.166728


A 77-Year-Old Man with a Prolonged Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.168393


Sudden Onset of Severe Anemia in a Patient with Cystic Fibrosis
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.167213


A Man with Abdominal Pain: Enough Evidence for Surgery?
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.167015


A 24-Year-Old Man with Previously Diagnosed Hemophilia
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.166728


Persistent Hemolysis in a Patient with Pancreatitis
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.167452


A 54-Year-Old Diabetic Man with Low Serum Cholesterol
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.163543


Pleural Effusion in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2010.160994


A Patient with Prolonged Paralysis
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.163782


A 14-Year-Old Boy with Chronic Cyanosis, Mild Anemia, and Limited Physical Resistance to Stress
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2010.158584


Interpreting Changes in Troponin-Clinical Judgment Is Essential
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.173138

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