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.

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

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