Clinical Chemistry

Graves disease

This is the fifth in a series of short biographies of persons whose names are directly used for diseases, conditions or syndromes familiar to those in clinical pathology laboratories.

The British Journal of Biomedical Science: Issue 3 2021 synopsis

Deputy Editor Nigel Brown provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the third issue of 2021.

My lab: The laboratory that adapted

Biomedical scientist Caroline Fillmore gives a guided tour of her laboratory at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

“Sweat sticker” to diagnose cystic fibrosis

A novel skin-mounted sticker absorbs sweat and then changes colour to provide an accurate, easy-to-read diagnosis of cystic fibrosis within minutes.

Case study: The hook effect in serum free ligh chain assay

Madihah Abbas, Specialist Biochemistry Team Manager at the Christie Pathology Partnership in Manchester, presents a case study.

My Lab: A multi-disciplinary laboratory

Lynnette Garrett, Laboratory Medicine Quality Manager, gives a guided tour of the services at Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Avoid "Wild West testing"

The IBMS has circulated a statement to all major media outlets and MPs stating that we must avoid a “Wild West testing” scenario in the UK.

March: Journal-based Learning

Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

AI predicts disease progression

A new study shows artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of blood samples can predict and explain disease progression.

Measuring ammonia: time to be more lenient

Helen Aitkenhead, Consultant Clinical Scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, looks at the latest on ammonia analysis and reporting.

Incident.Response.Outcome.

Dervilla Gorman and Naomi DeJager describe their roles as bronze commanders at Viapath Analytics and discuss their responses to incidents that have affected pathology services. 

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