Clinical Chemistry

Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This series on tumour markers concludes with a review of pioneering work in the development, analysis and clinical application of an important serum tumour marker – prostate specific antigen.

Non-invasive blood glucose test

A promising evaluation has been published on new technology to monitor blood glucose levels without needles or a finger prick.

Journal-based learning exercises - November 2018

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: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

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Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

The series on tumour markers continues with a brief review of pioneering work in the development, analysis and clinical application of an important serum tumour marker- CA19-9.

Liquid biopsy and mathematical modelling

An evolutionary model utilising serial blood samples from patients with advanced colorectal cancer treated with anti-EGFR therapies in a phase II trial could predict personalised waiting time for progression.

How to…ensure correct calibration

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Dan Kelly looks into linear calibration curves, Beer-Lambert’s law and IQC interpretation.

Blood sample analysis

Nightingale Health will analyse the biomarker profiles of 500,000 blood samples from UK Biobank. 

Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This series continues with a brief review of pioneering work in the development, analysis and clinical application of important tumour markers, with two examples from the CA serum series – CA125 and CA15-3.

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.

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