Clinical Chemistry

Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This short series continues with a brief review of pioneering work in the development and clinical application of two important tumour markers – serum alpha fetoprotein and urine and serum human chorionic gonadotropin.

My lab: tour of point-of-care laboratory

Michelle Lineham, Deputy Team Lead and Biomedical Scientist, gives a guided tour of her lab at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Cryobank has arrived

Mast Group is pleased to announce the arrival of the new cryobank.

New tests for analyser

Radiometer is pleased to announce the commercial launch of its CE-marked point-of-care tests for creatinine and urea.

New treatment to shrink prostate

A new treatment for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate has been recommended for use by the NHS.

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.

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