Clinical Chemistry

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.

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.

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