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Clinical Chemistry

Image: Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) ultrasound exam showing a carotid artery with a wall that is much thicker than normal and mild plaque formation (Photo courtesy of Preventive Cardiology Consultants).

Vascular Disease Plasma Marker Confirmed in Diabetes Patients

Pre-kallikrein has previously been suggested as a marker for diabetic vascular disease of the kidneys, but a new study supports the idea that increased plasma PK levels are an independent risk factor for whole-body diabetic vascular disease, similar to the risks of high triglycerides or high blood pressure in heart disease.  More...
02 Feb 2016
Image:  The ABI PRISM 7900HT Sequence Detection System (Photo courtesy of the University of Geneva).

Increased Baseline C-Reactive Protein Linked to Heightened Infection Risk

C-reactive protein is an innate immune system recognition and effector molecule that plays a role in both the innate response and as an adaptor to the complex immune system.    More...
01 Feb 2016

Microfiber Pad Helps Collect Uncontaminated Urine Samples

A new noninvasive microfiber pad draws urine samples in seconds, preventing cross-contamination during collection.  More...
27 Jan 2016
Image: Soluble Flt-1 (sFlt-1) causes endothelial dysfunction by antagonizing vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and placental growth factor (PlGF) (Photo courtesy of the International Society of Nephrology).

Blood Test Can Rule Out Preeclampsia in Pregnant Women

A clinical study has shown that a new preeclampsia test can better predict which women will, and will not, develop preeclampsia and this could reduce hospitalization by up to 50%, saving healthcare systems excess expenditure.   More...
26 Jan 2016
Image: The Hitachi 911 Chemistry Analyzer (Photo courtesy of Roche Diagnostics).

High Urate Levels May Indicate Parkinson's Risk in Men

Parkinson's disease is a motor system disorder that usually appears in people aged over 60 years and it results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. There is currently no cure, but treatments can be given that replace or mimic the role of dopamine in the brain, providing relief from the symptoms.   More...
26 Jan 2016
Image: Fetal fibronectin is a “glue-like” protein that holds the developing baby in the womb (Photo courtesy of Hologic Inc.).

Biomarker Predicts Risk of Preterm Birth Earlier

A standard biomarker test offered earlier in pregnancy could potentially help doctors to better identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely, thus enabling health services to focus treatments on women at highest risk.  More...
26 Jan 2016

Blood Test Monitors DNA Fragments for Melanoma Metastases

A blood test which monitors blood levels of DNA fragments from dead cancer cells does a superior job than the current standard test at tracking the severity and potential spread of metastatic melanoma.  More...
25 Jan 2016


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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