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A Case of Roseomonas Infection in Korea

Oh Y, Kim J, Kwon GC, Koo SH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):50-53.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.50
Roseomonas is a genus of pink-pigmented, oxidative, gram-negative coccobacilli and rarely causes opportunistic infection. We report a case of wound infection by Roseomonas species in a 53-yr-old man with alcoholic...
A Case of the False-negative D Phenotype in a Neonate with a Strongly Positive Direct Antiglobin Test Rest

Jung YS, Lim YA

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):45-49.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.45
Accurate D antigen blood typing is needed owing to the clinical importance of the Rh blood group. We describe a female infant who was suspected to suffer from Rh incompatible...
A Case of Myelodysplastic Syndrome Characterized by Hemolytic Anemia at Presentation

Kim YK

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):41-44.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.41
A man aged 78 yr with no history of chemotherapy or toxic exposure presented with a history of dyspnea and intermittent red urine for 3 months and several years, respectively....
Evaluation of Automated Specimen Inoculation for Blood Culture Samples by Use of the Previ Isola(R) System Compared with the Manual Method

Park Y, Yoon JS, Kim J, Kwon GC, Koo SH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):36-40.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.36
BACKGROUND: Recently, a new automated inoculating instrument, Previ Isola(R) (bioMerieux, France) was introduced. Although there are many evaluation reports about the inoculation of urine and body fluid samples using Previ...
Evaluation of Real-time PCR Kits for Epstein-Barr Virus DNA Assays

Ha J, Park Y, Shim J, Kim HS

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):31-35.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.31
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is known to be the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis and EBV-related malignancies. In this study, we compared the results of three real-time PCR kits for...
Usefulness of Serum Thymidine Kinase 1 as a Biomarker for Aggressive Clinical Behavior in B-cell Lymphoma

Kim H, Kang HJ, Lee JK, Hong YJ, Hong SI, Chang YH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):25-30.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.25
BACKGROUND: The cell cycle-dependent enzyme thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) is known to increase during cancer cell proliferation and has been reported as a prognostic marker for various hematologic malignancies and...
Performance Evaluation of the ichroma SMART Analyzer in Measuring C-reactive Protein and Procalcitonin Levels

Rim JH, Ahn HJ, Yoon KK, Kim HR, Kim YA, Lim HS, Yoo J

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):19-24.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.19
BACKGROUND: For monitoring infection and inflammation episodes, biomarkers of host response, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT), are now being recognized as useful tools in the diagnostic process....
Human Epididymis Protein 4 as a Diagnostic Marker of Ovarian Cancer and Its Reference Interval in Korean Population

Woo HY

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):12-18.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.12
Human epididymis protein 4 (HE4), which complements cancer antigen 125 (CA125), has emerged as a new diagnostic biomarker that can discriminate between benign and malignant ovarian tumors. The risk of...
Clinical Applications of Interferon-gamma Release Assays

Woo KS, Kim KH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):8-11.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.8
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection remains an important problem in Korea and globally. Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are blood-based tests that measure the amount of interferon-gamma released by T lymphocytes after stimulation...
Test Guidelines for Initial Diagnosis of Hematologic Neoplasms

Lee JY, Kim HK, Huh J, Kim M, Kong SY, Cho YW, Kim IS, Lee ST, Lee WI, Lee YK, Chang YH, Kim SH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jan;6(1):1-7.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.1.1
The standardization committee of the Korean Society for Laboratory Hematology sought to establish standardized testing guidelines for the diagnosis of hematologic malignancies. The guidelines were developed on the basis of...

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