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A Case of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus Bacteremia in Liver Cirrhosis

Lee S, Yoo G, Hwang GY, Kim J, Uh Y, Yoon KJ

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):157-160.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.157
Streptococcus bovis bacteremia in humans has been traditionally associated with infective endocarditis, colorectal cancer, and liver cirrhosis. S. bovis strains were previously categorized by biotype, but since the 2000s, they...
A Questionnaire Survey of HLA Crossmatch Tests in Korea (2015)

Yu S, Kang ES, Park MH

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):147-156.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.147
BACKGROUND: We carried out a questionnaire survey for laboratories performing human leukocyte antigen-crossmatch (HLA-XM) to provide a basis for laboratory standardization of HLA-XM tests in Korea. METHODS: The questionnaires were distributed...
The Clinical Utility of the Autoimmune Target Test for Neurologic Disease

Kim SH, Jearn LH, Kim TY

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):141-146.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.141
BACKGROUND: Many studies have reported the association between several anti-neuronal antibodies and neurologic diseases. However, there is no useful autoantibody screening test for neurologic diseases unlike the antinuclear antibody test...
Performance Evaluation of a Point-of-care Test, ‘Samsung LABGEO PA CHF Test’, for the Amino-terminal Pro-brain Natriuretic Peptide

Kim MJ, Lee K, Jun SH, Song SH, Song WH, Song J

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):135-140.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.135
BACKGROUND: The amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a useful biomarker for the diagnosis of acute congestive heart failure. A point-of-care test (POCT) could rapidly detect the presence of NT-proBNP...
Effects of Pyridoxal-5'-Phosphate on Aminotransferase Activity Assay

Lee JS, Lee K, Kim SM, Choi MS, Jun SH, Song WH, Song SH, Park KU, Song J

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):128-134.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.128
BACKGROUND: Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (P5P), a coenzyme of the aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) reactions, is required to measure aminotransferase levels (IFCC method). However, a modified IFCC method that uses...
Comparison of Three Commercially Available Assays for Measurement of Vitamin D

Yang D, Hwang H

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):120-127.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.120
BACKGROUND: We evaluated three commercially available vitamin D assays to evaluate and compare the correlation and accuracy among them. METHODS: Vitamin D was measured in 71 patient samples using the Architect...
Performance Evaluation of the JEOL BioMajesty JCA-BM6010/C Automated Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

Kim HN, Ji M, Moon HW, Hur M, Yun YM

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):111-119.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.111
BACKGROUND: JEOL BioMajesty JCA-BM6010/C (JCA-BM6010/C, JEOL Ltd., Japan) is a recently developed ultra-compact automated clinical chemistry analyzer with a throughput of 1,200 tests per hour. Here, we present the first...
Frequency and Distinct Characteristics of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Lacking HLA-DR and CD34 Expression: Features Intermediate between Typical Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

Lee HY, Cho YU, You E, Jang S, Seo EJ, Park CJ

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):103-110.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.103
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the frequency and characteristics of HLA-DR⁻/CD34⁻ acute myeloid leukemia (AML) also known as acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)-like AML. METHODS: This study included...
Current Status of Standard Diagnostics and Treatment for Malaria, Tuberculosis, and Hepatitis in Myanmar

Han ET, Lee JS, Cheong JH, Chang CL, Nyunt MH, Aung WW, Kyaw YY, Thant KZ

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):94-102.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.94
Malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis are common and notorious infectious diseases in Myanmar. Despite intensive efforts to control these diseases, their prevalence remains high. For malaria, which is a vector-borne disease,...
Transfusion Strategy of RhD-negative/variant Patients in the Korean Population

Yang HS, Chun S, Lee SA, Kwon JR, Choi YS, Kim JN, Cho D

  • Lab Med Online.
  • 2017 Jul;7(3):89-93.
  • doi: 10.3343/lmo.2017.7.3.89
The prevalence of RhD-negative individuals in the Korean population is approximately 0.15-0.30% and the supply of RhD-negative blood often faces potential shortage. Furthermore, 15-17% of serologically RhD-negative Korean individuals were...

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