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Image: The VITROS ECiQ immunodiagnostic system (Photo courtesy of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics).

Higher Thyroid Hormone Levels Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

Thyroid hormone is made in the thyroid gland and circulates in the blood to help regulate nearly all of the body's organs, including the heart. Although the link between abnormal levels of thyroid hormone and cardiovascular disease is well established, the hormone's relationship with sudden cardiac death is unclear. More...
21 Sep 2016
Image: Prof. Evgeny Nikovaev and senior fellow Alexey Kononikhin in front of the ultra high resolution MS instrument (Photo courtesy of the MIPT).

Proteomic Testing May Enable NIV Diagnosis of Respiratory Pathologies in Preterm Newborns

A team of researchers is developing its new method for noninvasive diagnosis and therapeutic response monitoring of conditions in preterm newborns based on marker sets now identified by proteome analysis of urine samples. More...
19 Sep 2016
Sekisui Diagnostics
Image: The BMG OPTIMA FLUOstar plate reader (Photo courtesy of BMG LABTECH).

Early Parkinson's Diagnosis Moves Closer with New Protein Test

There is currently no definitive test for Parkinson's and the disease is normally diagnosed through assessment of the patient's medical history, a medical examination, and physical and neurological tests, but this can take years. More...
15 Sep 2016
Image: The LC-20A High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) system (Photo courtesy of Shimadzu).

Characteristic Chemical Signature Identified for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a multisystem disease that causes long-term pain and disability and it is difficult to diagnose because of its protean symptoms and the lack of a diagnostic laboratory test. More...
15 Sep 2016
Image: The OneTouch UltraVue POC blood glucose monitor (Photo courtesy of Johnson & Johnson).

POC Testing Compared to Automated Blood Glucose Analysis

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease that is characterized by hyperglycemia and blood glucose (BG) levels are helpful for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and an important part of the management of diabetes. More...
13 Sep 2016
Image: The Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose meter monitoring system (Photo courtesy of Roche Diagnostics).

Innovative Blood Glucose Monitoring System Launched

The next-generation blood glucose monitoring system has recently been launched and this system is designed to make everyday blood glucose (BG) monitoring easier. More...
13 Sep 2016
Image: The UF-1000i fully automated urine particle analyzer (Photo courtesy of Sysmex Corporation).

Urinary Tract Infection Tracked by Routine and Automated Urinalysis

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are frequently encountered and the diagnosis of UTI using urine dipstick, Gram stain, urine culture often lack proven accuracy and precision in the emergency department (ED). More...
13 Sep 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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