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Clinical Chemistry

Image: The Calprolab enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA ALP) test kit for calprotectin estimation (Photo courtesy of Calpro).

Calprotectin Independently Predicts Relapse in Treated RA

Calprotectin is a biomarker of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and predicts relapse in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Higher drug trough serum levels are associated with a good response in patients treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi). More...
14 Jan 2019
Image: The AU 5800 automatic analyzer (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter).

Fructosamine Reference Range Established for Brazil

Traditional markers used in diabetes diagnosis and monitoring include fasting plasma glucose (FPG), two-hour plasma glucose (2-hPG) measured during the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels. More...
14 Jan 2019
Image: The BN II Nephelometer System is an easy-to-use, reliable nephelometric analyzer that offers a broad range of protein assays (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).

Urinary Biomarkers Associated with Kidney Disease Risk Factors

The improved life expectancy among treated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients has been tempered by the excess burden of age-related non-infectious co-morbidities, including chronic kidney disease (CKD). More...
14 Jan 2019
Image: The FLUOstar Omega is a multi-mode microplate reader and has six detection modes (Photo courtesy of BMG LabTech).

Test Detects Protein Associated with Alzheimer’s and CTE

An ultrasensitive test has been developed that detects a corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This advance could lead to early diagnosis of these conditions and how they originate. More...
09 Jan 2019
Image: The Hitachi 7600 chemistry analyzer (Photo courtesy of Hitachi).

Bilirubin Improves Risk Prediction of Cardiovascular Death

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent disorders worldwide and cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in diabetic patients. Therefore, improvements in risk prevention and adequate treatment are needed in these high-risk subjects. More...
07 Jan 2019
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Image: The Dimension EXL 200 integrated chemistry system (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).

Serum Magnesium Levels Associated with CAP Mortality

Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common illness affecting hundreds of millions worldwide, with increasing hospital admissions throughout the years mainly due to the aging population. It is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in all age groups, especially the elderly. More...
07 Jan 2019
Image: During the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) blood glucose is tested two hours after drinking 75 grams of glucose, but a test one hour afterwards may be sufficient to diagnose diabetes (Photo courtesy of the US National Institutes of Health).

Diagnostic Accuracy Demonstrated in Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

The incidence of overweight and obesity among children has increased dramatically in recent decades, with about one-third of children in the USA currently being either overweight or obese. Being overweight in early childhood increases risk for later obesity. More...
02 Jan 2019
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