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A Case of Septic Shock Following Catheter-related Infection Caused by Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis in an Adult

Bae TW, Lee J, Lee HS, Cho YG

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):187-190.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.187
Lactococcus lactis is a gram-positive cocci used extensively in the dairy industry, but considered an unusual pathogen in humans. Among its five subspecies, L. lactis subsp. lactis in particular has...
A Rare der(Y)t(Y;1)(q12;q12) in a Patient with Essential Thrombocythemia

Lim HH, Choi JL, Kim BR, Woo KS, Kim KH, Kim JM, Kim SH, Han JY

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):183-186.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.183
Among hematologic diseases, structural abnormalities of autosomal chromosomes are well-known, but cases involving the sex chromosomes are uncommon. Duplications of the long arm of chromosome 1 have been reported in...
Comprehensive Analysis of Blood Cultures Using BacT/Alert 3D FA Plus and FN Plus Media

Byun JH, Kim SW, Koh EH, Kim S, Kim SC

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):176-182.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.176
BACKGROUND: We prospectively evaluated the performance of blood culture resin media, FA Plus and FN Plus, of the BacT/Alert 3D System (bioMérieux Inc., USA) in a tertiary university-affiliated hospital. METHODS: We...
Clinical Usefulness of a DNA Microarray-based Assay for the Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Park AJ, Kim SY, Seo DH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):171-175.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.171
BACKGROUND: Many molecular diagnostic methods have been developed to detect sexually transmitted infections (STI). The STDetect Chip (LabGenomics, Korea) which is a DNA microarray-based tool, newly developed for STI diagnosis...
Nucleic Acid Extraction for the Quantification of Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr Virus

Sung H, Hwang SH, Koh YJ, Kim MN

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):165-170.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.165
BACKGROUND: Availability of an international standard will improve the standardization of quantitative PCR (qPCR) for cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV); however, nucleic acid extraction methods may affect qPCR results....
Therapeutic Leukapheresis for the Management of Hyperleukocytosis: Ten-year Experience in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Kim B, Lee K, Kim S, Kim HO

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):159-164.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.159
BACKGROUND: Hyperleukocytosis is a medical emergency that is characterized by increased blood viscosity and predisposition to various neurological, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal complications. In addition, patients are at risk of the...
Comparing the Efficacy of Samsung LABGEO PT10 and Bio-Rad Variant II Turbo for HbA1c Measurement in Three Types of Blood Samples

Park JE, Park HD

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):152-158.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.152
BACKGROUND: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a good marker for monitoring glycemic control. The Samsung LABGEO PT10 HbA1c test (Samsung Electronics, Korea) was developed as a point-of-care testing approach. This study...
Performance Evaluation of the CLINITEK Novus Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer

Yim J, Lee SG, Cho S, Won YC, Kim JH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):147-151.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.147
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the performance of the CLINITEK Novus urine chemistry analyzer (Siemens, UK). METHODS: The precision, correlation, and carryover study were performed using two kinds of commercial quality...
Performance Evaluation of Automated Clinical Chemistry Analyzer for Indocyanine Green (ICG) R15 Test

Park JH, Won EJ, Choi HJ, Kee SJ, Suh SP

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):140-146.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.140
BACKGROUND: The conventional indocyanine green retention rate at 15 minutes (ICG R15) test is inefficient and inconvenient because it requires the use of a manual spectrophotometer and several samples per...
Association between Glycemic Control and Hematologic Indices in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Oh Y, Kwon GC, Koo SH, Kim J

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):134-139.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.134
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is characterized by impaired glucose regulation and various complications. It is known that chronic inflammation and platelet activation play a role in development of insulin resistance...
Clinical Pharmacogenetic Testing and Application: Laboratory Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines Part 1

Kim S, Yun YM, Kim IS, Song SH, Woo HI, Lee KA, Lee W, Cho HJ, Ji M, Chae HJ, Lee SY, Chun S

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2016 Jul;6(3):119-133.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2016.6.3.119
Pharmacogenetics is a rapidly evolving field, and the number of pharmacogenetic tests for clinical use is steadily increasing. However, incorrect or inadequate implementation and use of pharmacogenetic testing in clinical...

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