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Image: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent kit (ELISA) specific for human copeptin (Photo courtesy of USCN Life Science).

Preeclampsia Biomarker Detected Very Early In Pregnancy

A biomarker has been discovered that could give expecting mothers and their doctors the first simple blood test to reliably predict that a pregnant woman may develop preeclampsia, at least as early as six weeks into the pregnancy. More...
24 Jul 2014
Image: The CLC720 chemistry analyzer (Photo courtesy of the Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corporation).

Automated Glycated Hemoglobin Assay Now Certified by US Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program

An assay for the measurement of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) designed for use on a new-generation automated chemistry analyzer was recently certified by the [US] National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP). More...
24 Jul 2014
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Urinary Analysis in Early Pregnancy Predicts Likelihood of Preterm Birth

Analysis of metabolites in the urine during the early stages of pregnancy was found to be an effective approach for predicting the likelihood of a preterm birth. More...
24 Jul 2014
Image: The Luminex 200 System for Multiplex Testing (Photo courtesy of the University of Utah).

Blood Test Predicts Onset of Alzheimer's Disease

A combination of 10 proteins could predict whether individuals would progress from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease (AD) within a year has been discovered. More...
22 Jul 2014

Beryllium Causes Deadly Lung Disease

How the metal beryllium triggers a deadly immune response in the lungs has been discovered using detailed maps of molecular shapes and the electrical charges surrounding them.   More...
16 Jul 2014
Life Technologies
Image: Ribbon representation of the human cardiac troponin core complex in the calcium-saturated form. Blue = troponin C; green = troponin I; magenta = troponin (Photo courtesy of Dr. Lauren Ann Metskas).

Limited Cardiac Biomarker Testing Decreases Health Care Costs

Two relatively simple tactics have been used to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient charges.  More...
15 Jul 2014
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Simple New Method Identifies Food Allergies

A highly-sensitive method has been developed that can quickly and accurately identify proteins that cause allergic reactions even at very low concentrations.  More...
14 Jul 2014


The Clinical Chemistry channel updates the reader on tests, techniques, and research in the field - from routine assays to specialized tests on blood, urine, enzymes, lipids, hormones and more.
 
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