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Analytical Characteristics of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays

Apple FS, Collinson , IFCC Task Force on Clinical Applications of Cardiac Biomarkers

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Jan;4(1):55-62.
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponins I (cTnI) and T (cTnT) have received international endorsement as the standard biomarkers for detection of myocardial injury, for risk stratification in patients suspected of acute coronary...
A Case of Catheter-related Kocuria marina Bloodstream Infection in a Patient with Multiple Myeloma

Lee MN, Huh HJ, Kim B, Kang CI, Kim K, Ki CS, Lee NY

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Jan;4(1):51-54.
Kocuria species are gram-positive cocci that are commonly found on human skin, mucosa, and oropharynx. They can cause opportunistic infections in patients with underlying disease or intravenous catheterization. Although several...
Performance Comparison of ImmunoCAP and HYTEC 288 in the Quantitative Tests of Allergen-specific IgE

Lee SH, Lee SM, Kim HH, Chang CL, Lee EY

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Jan;4(1):43-50.
BACKGROUND: In vitro measurement of allergen-specific IgE has become an important part of allergy diagnoses. HYTEC 288 system (Hycor Biomedical Inc., USA), which was recently introduced in Korea, is a...
Establishment and Multicenter Evaluation of a National Reference Panel for Syphilis Antibodies in Korea

Huh HJ, Chae SL, Oh DJ, Park Q, Lim CS, Um TH, Park YM, Cha YJ

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Jan;4(1):36-42.
BACKGROUND: Establishment of a national reference panel for syphilis antibodies is necessary to evaluate the performance of in-vitro diagnostic tests for syphilis and to verify test quality. This study aimed...
Direct Measurement of Serum Immunoglobulin Heavy and Light Chain Pairs for Identification of Monoclonal Gammopathy and a Performance Comparison with Capillary Electrophoresis

Kang MG, Shin MG, Kim JG, Jang MJ, Lee OJ, Kim HR, Cho D, Kim SH, Kee SJ, Shin JH, Suh SP, Ryang DW

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Jan;4(1):28-35.
BACKGROUND: Determination of monoclonal gammopathy through conventional protein electrophoresis is sometimes difficult because of the presence of large proteins such as haptoglobin and transferrin, which may obscure the results. Ambiguity...
Evaluation of the T-KB-H and 3-HB Kits for the Measurement of Serum Ketone and beta-Hydroxybutyric Acid

Lee K, Jun SH, Lee KW, Han M, Song SH, Park KU, Song J

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Jan;4(1):22-27.
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus and alcohol consumption are the most common causes of ketoacidosis in adults. Recently, beta-hydroxybutyric acid (betaHBA) was reported to be a potential serum biomarker in the diagnosis...
Evaluation of the Wisecheck Glucose Monitoring System

Kwon S, Kim HN, Ko SY, Cho CH, Kim JS, Lim CS

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Jan;4(1):15-21.
BACKGROUND: Glucometers are widely used for self-monitoring and point-of-care testing in diabetes management. We evaluated the performance of the recently developed Wisecheck Glucose Monitoring System (Wisemeditech, Korea) compared to that...
Mobilization of Peripheral Blood Stem Cells for Autologous Transplantation in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

Kim MJ, Kim SG, Lee AJ, Jang HB, Bae SH, Ryu HM

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Jan;4(1):8-14.
BACKGROUND: Autologous peripheral blood-stem cell transplantation (autoPBSCT) is the treatment of choice for hematologic malignancy, because the technique requires neither general anesthesia nor surgical intervention, amongst many other advantages. Despite...
Assessment of Cell Viability in Umbilical Cord Blood by Using 7-AAD/annexin V Dual Staining

Kim KM, Huh JY, Kang MS, Jung SH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2014 Jan;4(1):1-7.
BACKGROUND: The quality of cord blood largely depends on cell viability. Viability assessments using trypan blue or 7-aminoactinomycin (7-AAD) staining, which are commonly used methods, may not reflect early apoptosis...

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