Clinical Chemistry

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.

The cancer test of the future?

The efforts of cancer research scientists around the world continue to throw up new possibilities that could give clinicians the edge in the fight against the disease. The latest is a blood test that, it is claimed, may be able to detect more than 50 different types of cancer.

Blood test for Alzheimer's

A point-of-care blood test is being developed to swiftly reveal if a patient with memory issues has Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment.

April tech news

Latest tech news for April.

My lab: Forensic drugs department

Forensic Scientist David W Jones gives a guided tour of Eurofins Forensic Services.

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.

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.

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