Clinical Chemistry

New disposable tips

Tecan has introduced a selection of clear Liquid Handling disposable tips, intended for use with Air LiHa, Air FCA and Cavro ADP pipetting options.

No more sucking: 60 years of the micropipette

It is 60 years since the micropipette was invented in Germany. To mark the anniversary, John Windell revisits the circumstances of its creation.

Journal-based learning exercises

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at:

Death and disease in the English Civil War

With diseases and accidents estimated to have taken more lives than combat in the English Civil War, Stephen Mortlock looks back at this death-stricken period of history.

The STEM for Britain award winners

We hear from the biomedical winners of a UK-wide science poster competition and exhibition.

A day in the life of... Nigel Brown

I am a Consultant Clinical Scientist in Toxicology at Wansbeck Hospital in Northumberland. I lead the toxicology 
service and my responsibilities include reporting drug screens, post-mortem toxicology for the coroner, and preparing reports for social services. 

Clinical chemistry classics pt.3

In the third of our series looking at landmark moments in clinical chemistry, Stephen Clarke turns his attention to amylase and alkaline phosphatase.

New data for Hologic’s aptima HPV assay

New data presented at the International Papillomavirus Conference reinforces the evidence for the sensitivity and specificity of Hologic’s aptima HPV assay.

Journal-based learning exercises April 2017

Journal-based learning exercises for April 2017. You may complete as many JBL exercises as you wish and you are not restricted by specialty.

When computers crash: Leeds pathology lab

After Leeds pathology lab's technology failure, biomedical editor and author Brian Nation looks at the lessons to be learnt and Clinical Chemistry Operational Manager Jamie West explains lab information management systems.


The medical examiner role: "foul play and errors"

Daisy Shale discusses the role of the Medical Examiner and looks at why the position is so vital.