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.

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.

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