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05 Feb 2018 - 08 Feb 2018
08 Feb 2018 - 09 Feb 2018

Clinical Chemistry

Image: A digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) photograph depicting a single, red-colored H9-T-cell that had been infected by numerous, spheroid-shaped, mustard-colored human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) particles, which can be seen attached to the cell\'s surface membrane (Photo courtesy of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases).

Serum Albumin Level Predicts Serious HIV Events

Serum albumin may be used to stratify human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected persons with a high CD4+ T-cell count according to their risk of serious non-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) endpoints. More...
18 Jan 2018
Image: The RAPIDPoint 500 analyzer (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).

Blood Gas Analyzers for POC Validated

Several aspects of pH and blood gas analysis are unique in laboratory analysis, and furthermore, no other test results have such a great and immediate impact on patient care. In addition, it is now possible to carry out further vital biological assays on the same sample. More...
15 Jan 2018
Image: The ACQUITY UPLC I-Class / Xevo TQ-S IVD system (Photo courtesy of Waters).

Lipidome Tested As Predictor in T2DM Progression

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a multifactorial metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia, which results from impaired insulin secretion of pancreatic β-cells and from ineffective cellular response to insulin. More...
11 Jan 2018
Image: The skin-like biosensor system developed for noninvasive blood glucose monitoring (Photo courtesy of Tsinghua University).

Biosensor System Developed for Blood Glucose Monitoring

Currently, noninvasive glucose monitoring is not widely appreciated because of its uncertain measurement, accuracy, weak blood glucose correlation and inability to detect hyperglycemia/hypoglycemia during sleep. More...
11 Jan 2018
Image: The SimulToF matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometer (Photo courtesy of Virgin Instruments).

Protein Signature Associated with Outcome in Metastatic Melanoma

Clinical results in metastatic melanoma with the antibodies nivolumab and pembrolizumab to anti– programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) have led to clinically and statistically significant improvements in progression-free and overall survival compared to alternative first- and second-line therapies. More...
10 Jan 2018
Image: The ARCHITECT i2000SR immunoassay analyzer (Photo courtesy of Abbott Diagnostics).

Stability of Cardiac Biomarkers Tested in Different Samples

Blood-based biomarkers, such as cardiac troponin (cTn) and galectin-3, are widely used in clinical trials and/or in clinical routines as an aid for the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with heart disease. More...
09 Jan 2018
Image: The Cobas 6000 modular analytical system (Photo courtesy of Roche).

Lipid Biomarker Concentrations Associated with CVD Risk

Circulating concentrations of lipid biomarkers are consistently associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and thus are considered major indicators of metabolic health, but the evidence for a relationship with cancer risk, however, is not entirely consistent. More...
08 Jan 2018


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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