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03 Feb 2020 - 06 Feb 2020
01 Mar 2020 - 05 Mar 2020

Clinical Chemistry

Image: Synergy H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Reader is a configurable microplate reader (Photo courtesy of BioTek)

Higher Female TSH Associated With Lower Mannan-Binding Lectin

 Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) is a main component of the lectin pathway of the complement system. Lower MBL levels are associated with, among other conditions, hypothyroidism and adverse pregnancy outcomes. More...
15 Jan 2020
Image: Immunoassay for the in vitro quantitative determination of NT-proBNP in heparinized venous blood for use with the cobas h 232 instrument (Photo courtesy of Axonlab)

Cardiac Blood Test Predicts Post-Surgical Outcomes

 Globally, of the 200 million adults who undergo major surgery, 18% will experience serious cardiac and vascular complications including death within 30 days following their intervention, such as hip and knee replacements, bowel resections and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. More...
08 Jan 2020
Image: Design of the CareStart G6PD deficiency screening test and interpretation of the results:  Panel A, no color change for sample with deficient G6PD enzymatic activity; Panel B, distinct purple color for sample with normal G6PD enzymatic activity (Photo courtesy of Charles Darwin University).

Rapid Diagnostic Test for The Detection of G6PD Deficiency Evaluated

 To reduce the risk of drug-induced hemolysis, all patients should be tested for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency (G6PDd) prior to prescribing primaquine (PQ)-based radical cure for the treatment of vivax malaria. More...
07 Jan 2020
Image: The PATHFAST system combines the accuracy of a full-scale laboratory analyzer with the flexibility of a mobile solution (Photo courtesy of LSI Medience Corporation)

Presepsin Concentrations Predicts Commensurate Decline in Kidney Function

 Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide health problem and its prevalence is rising, particularly in the elderly, mainly reflecting the increased life expectancy of the global population. Decrease in nephron number with aging leads to age-related decline in glomerular filtration rate (GFR). More...
06 Jan 2020
Image: Biochemical markers in blood samples are affected by adiposity in children (Photo courtesy of Photo Tom Mallinson).

Biochemical Markers Affected by Adiposity in Children

 Pediatric or childhood obesity is the most prevalent nutritional disorder among children and adolescents worldwide. Approximately 43 million individuals are obese, 21%–24% children and adolescents are overweight, and 16%–18% of individuals have abdominal obesity. More...
02 Jan 2020
Image: The LH 750 hematology analyzer is equipped with advanced technologies with nucleated red blood cell (NRBC) enumeration and random access capabilities (Photo courtesy of Fameco Medical)

Hepatic Dysfunction and Coagulopathy Quantified in Fatal Dengue Fever

 Dengue fever (DF) is currently one of the most severe public health problems. Each year, an estimated 390 million dengue infections occur around the world. Clinical presentations of dengue are diverse and non-specific, often with unpredictable clinical progression and outcome. More...
24 Dec 2019
Image: Urine from a person with rhabdomyolysis showing the characteristic brown discoloration as a result of myoglobinuria (Photo courtesy of James Heilman, MD).

Value and Use of Urinalysis for Myoglobinuria

 Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome involving acute muscle injury caused by numerous conditions, such as trauma), intense exercise, inflammatory or hereditary myopathies, snake toxins, seizures, alcohol or drug overdose, hyperthermia, and severe hypokalemia. More...
16 Dec 2019

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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