Clinical Chemistry

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. 

My lab: remote and rural healthcare

Chloe Clapham, Clinical Laboratories Quality Manager at Balfour Hospital, gives a guided tour of her Orkney lab.

The Lewis Blood Group System and Secretor Status

Malcolm Needs CSci FIBMS, formerly of the NHSBT, delves into the history and science of a notable blood group system.

Raised serum ferritin

Honorary senior lecturer and consultant haematologist Dr Farooq A Wandroo and his colleagues ask, what is the clinical significance of a markedly elevated serum ferritin?

Blood test for Alzheimer’s

Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US are working to develop a blood test that could accurately diagnose or even predict Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear.

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.

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.

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