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Comparison of MicroScan and Phoenix Automated Systems for Detection of Extended-Spectrum beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae

Jin WY, Jang SJ, Kim YS, Park G, Moon DS, Park YJ

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):55-58.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.10
The aim of this study was to evaluate the performances of MicroScan (Siemens Healthcare, USA) and Phoenix (Becton Dickinson Diagnostic Systems, USA) automated systems for the detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase...
A Case of Plasmodium ovale Malaria Imported from West Africa

Moon S, Kim BN, Kuak EY, Han TH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):51-54.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.9
In Korea, the majority of imported malaria cases are Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum, but Plasmodium ovale cases are rarely reported. We describe an imported case of P. ovale that...
Chromosomal Abnormalities in Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Near-tetraploidy: A Case Report

Kim HN, Lee HJ, Kim MH, Kim JS, Yang JH, Yoon SY, Lim CS, Lee KN

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):47-50.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.8
Massive hyperdiploidy and tetraploidy are rare cytogenetic abnormalities in myelocytic malignancies, especially in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). These abnormalities are known to be associated with leukemogenesis, leukemic transformation and poor prognosis....
The Comparison between Particle Agglutination Assay and Enzyme Immunoassay in the Detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae-Specific Antibody

Jung HW, Jearn LH, Kim TY

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):41-46.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.7
BACKGROUND: The two common serological test methods used for initial diagnosis of acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) pneumonia are particle agglutination assay (PA) and enzyme immunoassay (EIA). We compared the differences...
Performance Assessment of Advansure(TM) MDR-TB Genoblot Assay Kit for Anti-tuberculosis Drug Susceptibility Test

Han SB, Jo Y, Yu JK, Kim Y, Park YJ

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):34-40.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.6
BACKGROUND: Because of the long time required for conventional drug susceptibility test (DST) for rifampin and isoniazid, development of rapid DSTs is necessary. Recently, the AdvanSure(TM) MDR-TB GenoBlot Assay kit...
Clinical Significance of Oligoclonal Bands in Patients with Multiple Myeloma after Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Yoon CE, Hong YJ, Lee JK, Hong SI, Kang HJ, Chang YH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):28-33.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.5
BACKGROUND: Oligoclonal bands or isotype switch detectable by serum immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE) has been reported following chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). We studied the...
Significance of Serum Eosinophil Cationic Protein and High-Sensitivity C-reactive Protein Levels in Patients with Allergic and Non-Allergic Inflammatory Diseases

Jang WR, Choi JW, Nahm CH, Moon YS, Kim JJ, Kim JH, Lim DH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):20-27.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.4
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to evaluate the significance of serum eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in children with allergic diseases and non-allergic inflammatory diseases,...
Evaluation of the Clinical Significance of Ketonuria

Jung HW, Park IK

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):15-19.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.3
BACKGROUND: Urine ketone test is commonly used to screen for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Ketonuria also develops in patients with disease conditions other than DKA. However, the prevalence of DKA in...
Evaluation of HbA1c Levels Via the Latex Immunoturbidimetric Method by Using Chemistry Autoanalyzer

Jo Y, Lee SY, Park HI, Kim Y, Lee J, Kim Y, Han K

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):10-14.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.2
BACKGROUND: Measurement of HbA1c levels is widely used to diagnose diabetes mellitus and to evaluate and monitor plasma-glucose concentrations over 6-8 weeks. In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic performance...
Translation: Roadmap for Harmonization of Clinical Laboratory Measurement Procedures

Miller WG, Myers GL, Gantzer ML, Kahn SE, Schonbrunner ER, Thienpont , Bunk DM, Christenson RH, Eckfeldt J, Lo SF, Nubling CM, Sturgeon C

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2012 Jan;2(1):1-9.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2012.2.1.1
Results between different clinical laboratory measurement procedures (CLMP) should be equivalent, within clinically meaningful limits, to enable optimal use of clinical guidelines for disease diagnosis and patient management. When laboratory...

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