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01 Mar 2023 - 03 Mar 2023

Clinical Chem.

Image: Results from STORK prenatal genetic test, shown in foreground (Photo courtesy of Columbia University Irving Medical Center).

Prenatal Test Reduces Time of Detecting Chromosomal Abnormalities

A newly developed prenatal test can determine if a fetus or embryo has the right number of chromosomes at a fraction of the time and cost of currently available clinical genetic tests.

24 Aug 2022
Image: The ARCHITECT i2000SR analyzer was used to measure total plasma homocysteine (Photo courtesy of Abbott)

Total Plasma Homocysteine Methods Evaluated

Homocysteine (HCY) is occasionally requested as a prognostic risk factor in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Homocysteine is an intermediary amino acid formed in methionine metabolism, with elevated total homocysteine (tHCY) is a biomarker of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. More...
15 Aug 2022
Image: Lipid cutoffs defined for increased cardiovascular disease risk in non-diabetic young people (Photo courtesy of Dreamstime)

Lipid Cutoffs Identified for CVD Risk in Young Adults Without Diabetes

The underlying pathogenesis and progression associated with nearly all cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are predominantly of atherosclerotic origin that leads to the development of coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, venous thromboembolism and, peripheral vascular disease, subsequently causing myocardial infarction (MI), cardiac arrhythmias or stroke. More...
09 Aug 2022
Image: GCC-P portable clinical centrifuge is designed for easy transport (Photo courtesy of Globe Scientific)

Globe Scientific Introduces New Enhanced & Portable Clinical Centrifuges

Globe Scientific, Inc. (Mahwah, NJ, USA) has introduced two new centrifuges to expand on its successful range of benchtop laboratory equipment. More...
03 Aug 2022
Image: The Xevo TQD Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer features the universal ion source architecture present on advanced mass spectrometers (Photo courtesy of Waters)

Mitochondrial Biomarker Predicts Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia primarily caused by both impaired insulin secretion by pancreatic β-cells (insulinopenia) and defective insulin signaling in metabolically active tissues (insulin resistance). More...
02 Aug 2022
Image: Altered serum bile acid profile in fibromyalgia is associated with specific gut microbiome changes and symptom severity (Photo courtesy of Blood Tests in London)

Bile Acid Profile in Severe Fibromyalgia Associated with Microbiome Changes

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a medical condition defined by the presence of chronic widespread pain, fatigue, waking unrefreshed, cognitive symptoms, lower abdominal pain or cramps, and depression. Other symptoms include insomnia and a general hypersensitivity. More...
01 Aug 2022
Image: The HISCL Presepsin Assay Kit can be used with its Automated Immunoassay System HISCL-5000/2000i/800 for immunochemistry testing (Photo courtesy of Sysmex Corporation)

Novel Presepsin Assay Evaluated Using Automated Immunoanalyzer

Biomarkers that reflect systemic responses during sepsis have been studied continuously, and there are various surrogate markers for the diagnosis of sepsis. Procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), cytokines, and chemokines have been studied extensively under the previous and revised sepsis definitions. More...
27 Jul 2022

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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