Clinical Chemistry

New breathalyser for disease

Owlstone Medical has announced the launch of its Breath Biopsy Kits.

Clinical chemistry classics pt 4b: cardiac markers

In the second instalment of his three-part look at cardiac markers, Stephen Clarke continues his historic analysis of landmark moments in clinical chemistry.

Nutrition and the elderly

Consultant Chemical Pathologist Ruth Ayling looks at the diets of those over 65 years old and examines why they have different nutritional needs from younger adults.

FIT for the future

Research and Development Scientist Carolyn Piggott looks at advances around faecal immunochemical tests for symptomatic groups. 

POCT blood tests for GPs

Blood tests to determine if patients need antibiotics are to be rolled out at doctors’ surgeries in Greater Manchester.

Clinical chemistry classics pt 4a: cardiac markers

In the fourth of our series looking at landmark moments in clinical chemistry, Stephen Clarke turns his attention to cardiac markers.

My Lab: The patient-focused laboratory

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of services across East and North Bir

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: ibms.org/go/practice-development/cpd/jbl

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.

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