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Clinical Chemistry

Malaria Biomarkers Detected In Human Breath

The majority of diagnoses of malaria rely on a combination of clinical presentation and visualizing parasites in a stained blood film or by performing a rapid diagnostic test.  More...
14 Apr 2015
Image: Illustration of the NanoDLSay light scattering assay for detecting target analytes by measuring nanoparticle size change (Photo courtesy of Nano Discovery Inc.).

Gold Nanoparticle-Based Test Better for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Than PSA

A rapid and simple gold nanoparticle-based blood test proved better at diagnosing prostate cancer than did the commonly used PSA assay.  More...
14 Apr 2015

Ready-to-Use Control Determines Linearity for Special Diabetes Tests

A new addition to clinical lab quality control products simulates human patient serum samples for the purpose of determining linearity, calibration verification, and verification of reportable range for special diabetes tests.  More...
14 Apr 2015

Sterile Urine Notion Shown to Be a Myth

A new study has discredited the common belief that normal human urine is sterile.   More...
14 Apr 2015

Excessive Phlebotomy in Cardiac Surgical Care Leads to Anemia

Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.   More...
02 Apr 2015
Image: The miniature Proxima Sensor is integrated into a patient’s arterial line to be used for directly monitoring blood gases and electrolytes over a 72 hour period as many times as required (Photo courtesy of Sphere Medical).

Advanced Miniature In-Line Blood Gas Analyzer Launched in Europe

A CE-marked patient-dedicated system, presented at ISICEM 2015, delivers point-of-care testing by enabling critical care staff to obtain rapid and frequent laboratory-accurate arterial blood gas measurements without leaving the patient’s bedside, facilitating effective and timely clinical decisions.   More...
01 Apr 2015

Monitoring Calcitriol May Help Prevent Chronic Heart Failure Death

In patients with chronic heart failure, the vitamin D metabolite 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, also called calcitriol, and its ratio to parathyroid hormone may help predict cardiovascular death.   More...
31 Mar 2015

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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