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Clinical Chemistry

Image: The UniCel DxI 800 Access Immunoassay System (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter).

Soluble Transferrin Receptor Investigated in Iron Deficiency Anemia

Anemia is a global public health problem and approximately 30% of the world's population suffered from anemia, with children and pregnant women being the most affected. Microcytic hypochromic anemia is a common type of anemia, and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common manifestation of this anemia. More...
25 May 2020
Image: Histopathological micrograph of pancreatic adenocarcinoma arising in the pancreas head region (Photo courtesy of KGH).

Biomarker Data Improves Risk Prediction for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer risk prediction models based on clinical factors may be refined and improved by bringing in other types of data, including germline genetic risk variant and blood-based biomarker data. More...
07 May 2020
Image: The Clusterin Human ELISA kit (Photo courtesy of Invitrogen).

Blood Biomarkers Help Diagnose Parkinson's Disease

The identification of circulating biomarkers that closely correlate with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has failed several times in the past. A conventional pipeline for biomarker discovery usually contemplates the collection of clinical samples, such as blood, and their analysis by mass spectrometry. More...
05 May 2020
Image: The Vertex 70 Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectrophotometer (Photo courtesy of the University of Guelph).

Salivary Molecular Spectroscopy Used to Monitor Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia which results from insufficient secretion and/or reduced insulin action in peripheral tissues. Frequent monitoring of diabetes is essential for improved glucose control and to delay clinical complications related with diabetes. More...
28 Apr 2020
Image: Histology of multinucleated giant cells engulfing calcium oxalate crystals from a patient with type 1 primary hyperoxaluria (Photo courtesy of Jonathan E. Zuckerman, MD, PhD).

Biomarker Panel Evaluated for Primary Hyperoxaluria Patients

Primary hyperoxaluria (PH) is a group of autosomal recessive disorders characterized by recurrent urinary stones and nephrocalcinosis. Roughly half of PH patients present with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) at the time of diagnosis. More...
27 Apr 2020
Image: The Vanquish Flex Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) Systems (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific).

HPLC Method Developed for Vitamin B6 Quantitation

Symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency can include dermatitis, glossitis, depression, confusion, convulsions, and anemia. Inborn errors affecting vitamin B6 metabolism have been associated with vitamin B6-dependent epilepsy. More...
21 Apr 2020
Image: Higher vitamin B12 level at Parkinson`s disease diagnosis is associated with lower risk of future dementia (Photo courtesy of Jayne Leonard)

Elevated Vitamin-B12 Level Lowers Risk of Parkinson’s Disease Dementia

Previous studies found that, among people with Parkinson’s, those with cognitive impairment, such as dementia, had significantly lower levels of vitamin B12 in their blood. This suggests the possibility that low vitamin B12 or cobalamin levels predispose certain individuals to dementia. More...
15 Apr 2020

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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