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RANDOX LABORATORIES

Clinical Chemistry

Harmless Bacteria Thrive in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The survival and proliferation of usually harmless Escherichia coli in the gut of inflammatory bowel disease patients may now be better understood, as fundamental mechanism through which the bacteria can thrive during flare-ups has been defined.  More...
27 May 2015
Image: Schematic diagram of the DESI ion source (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Mass Spectroscopy Techniques Detect Cocaine Metabolites in Fingerprints

Two mass spectroscopy techniques have been adapted for detecting cocaine and its metabolites benzoylecgonine and methylecgonine from latent fingerprints.  More...
27 May 2015
DIASYS DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS
EUROIMMUN AG
KARL HECHT GMBH & CO KG

Capillary Electrophoresis Evaluated for Hemoglobinopathy Testing

The detection of structural hemoglobin variants and thalassemia has become increasingly important in clinical laboratories of all countries with a large influx of immigrants over the past 10 years.  More...
26 May 2015
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Blood Markers Help Predict Infant Heart Surgery Outcome

Inflammation and metabolism are closely interlinked and both undergo significant dysregulation following surgery for congenital heart disease, contributing to organ failure and morbidity.  More...
21 May 2015
Image: Schematic illustration of the detection of Troponin 1 using glass vials and capillary tubes with an ink indicator (Photo courtesy of the American Chemical Society).

Thermometer-Like Device Could Help Diagnose Heart Attacks

Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment, but not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas.  More...
19 May 2015
WATERS CORPORATION

Ovarian Cancer Screening Technique Doubles Detection Rates

A risk algorithm using serial biomarker measurements doubles the number of screen-detected ovarian cancers compared to a single threshold rule.  More...
19 May 2015
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Rapid Sepsis Assay Now Available for Clinical Chemistry Analyzers

A test kit for rapid detection of sepsis through quantitative measurement of procalcitonin is now available for use on almost any liquid-based chemistry analyzer.  More...
18 May 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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