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Interferon-gamma Release Assay Using Pericardial Fluid and Peripheral Blood for the Diagnosis of Tuberculous Pericarditis: A Case Report

Park KS, Park HD, Ki CS, Lee NY, Chang SA, Kang ES

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Apr;4(2):116-121.
Here, we report a case in which the rapid diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis was made using Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-specific interferon-gamma release assay on peripheral blood and pericardial effusion. Acid-fast bacilli...
Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia with CD41a-/CD61-/CD42a+ Blasts in an Infant with Down Syndrome

Ko K, Kwon MJ, Jang MA, Lee ST, Woo HY, Park H, Kim SH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Apr;4(2):112-115.
Infants with Down syndrome have increased incidences of transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM) and acute leukemia, which are usually associated with acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL). A 5-day-old girl with Down syndrome...
Interpretation of Papanicolaou Smear Test and Gram Stain Results for the Diagnosis of Infectious Vaginitis is Affected by Knowledge of Additional Related Test Results

Kim BH, Lee JH, Kweon OJ, Yu N, Lee MK

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Apr;4(2):105-111.
BACKGROUND: Infectious vaginitis is a common gynecologic disease that is primarily caused by three pathogens (Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Candida species). The aim of this study was to confirm...
Evaluation of Automated Assays for Measuring Serum Hyaluronic Acid: For the Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Han MS, Park Y, Kim HS

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Apr;4(2):98-104.
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is present in the connective tissues wherein it functions as a lubricant. HA is known to be increased in both synovial fluid and serum when inflammation...
A Comparative Evaluation of the Performances of Anti-MIT3, Anti-gp210, and Anti-sp100 Antibodies for the Diagnosis of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Jo YA, Kim MY, Kim HS, Lee YK, Kang HJ, Kim JH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Apr;4(2):91-97.
BACKGROUND: Anti-mitochondrial antibody (AMA) is a serological hallmark of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). AMAs are detected by an immunofluorescence assay (IF), which is subject to errors. We evaluated the diagnostic...
Usefulness of Procalcitonin in the Diagnosis of Early Neonatal Bacterial Infection

Kim J, Jang M, Koo SH, Kwon KC

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Apr;4(2):85-90.
BACKGROUND: The use of several biochemical markers has improved the diagnosis of neonatal bacterial infection, which remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Recently, serum procalcitonin (PCT) has been...
Performance Evaluation of Beckman Coulter AU5822 Automated Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

Kim SK, Jeong TD, Lee W, Chun S, Min WK

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Apr;4(2):77-84.
BACKGROUND: AU5822 Automated Clinical Chemistry Analyzer (Beckman Coulter, USA) is a fully automated analytical platform designed for the analysis of general chemistry, specific serologic proteins, therapeutic drug monitoring, and drug...
Comparison of the Characteristics of Patients with diabetes as Diagnosed Using Three Different Tests

Choi J, Park IK

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Apr;4(2):71-76.
BACKGROUND: Diabetes diagnosis can be made using different laboratory tests, including the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test, 75-g 2-h oral glucose tolerance test (2-h OGTT), and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test;...
Verification of Comparability among Quantitative Results Obtained Using Multiple Instruments within a Health Care System

Kim BH, Cha YJ

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Apr;4(2):65-70.
BACKGROUND: The comparability of results obtained for the same analyte using more than 1 instrument should be evaluated periodically. We used a standardized guideline (C54-A) proposed by the Clinical and...

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