Displaying articles by tag: Clinical Chemistry

Dayyal Dg. in Biochemistry
Monday, 21 November 2016 20:46

Urine strip test — Understanding its limitations

Routine urinalysis is a cost-effective, non-invasive test used as an indicator of health or disease for metabolic and renal disorders, infection, drug abuse, pregnancy, and nutrition. Urine chemistry can be completed in a number of different ways, ranging from manual reading of a visual urine test strip to the use…

  • Urology
  • Article
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Laboratory
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BS Media in Biochemistry
Sunday, 23 October 2016 09:51

Abnormal MCH effects to HbA1c level

Several hematological alterations are associated with altered hemoglobin A1c (Hb A1c). However, there have been no reports of their influence on the rates of exceeding standard Hb A1c thresholds by patients for whom Hb A1c determination is requested in clinical practice.

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Article
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BS Media in Biochemistry
Friday, 21 October 2016 17:57

Preanalytical Errors in Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

There are many factors that contribute to accurate test results in the chemistry laboratory. These factors can be broken down into three areas: preanalytical, analytical and post analytical. Preanalytical variables account for 32-75% of laboratory errors, and encompass the time from when the test is ordered by the physician until…

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Aticles
  • Informative
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BS Media in Pathology
Sunday, 09 October 2016 11:08

Contamination of Laboratory Equipment with Bloodborne Pathogens

Clinical laboratory workers encounter a variety of occupational hazards, including exposure to infectious agents. The routes of pathogen exposure associated with laboratory work include ingestion, inhalation, direct inoculation, and contamination of skin and mucous membranes. The accidental inoculation of infectious materials (i.e., via contaminated needles, broken glass, or other sharps)…

  • Article
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Laboratory
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BS Media in Chemistry
Friday, 07 October 2016 18:30

Paper-based Test Identifies Bogus and Poor Quality Drugs

Counterfeit and substandard medications are a serious problem in the developing world, potentially harming patients who desperately need medical treatment. Some of these drugs, including the antibiotics ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone, have been deemed essential by the World Health Organization for the treatment of infections. However, chemists in developing countries often…

  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Article
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BS Media in Biochemistry
Friday, 30 September 2016 21:07

Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer - Epigenomics AG

Despite recommendations, many people in the target age group are not getting screened for colorectal cancer. However, a new blood-based screening test may help boost those rates because of its simplicity and convenience for the patient. The downside is that the new test is not as sensitive or accurate as…

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Bioschemistry
  • Article
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BS Media in Biochemistry
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:43

New finding: Biobank storage time affects blood test results

The amount of time a blood sample has been stored at a biobank may affect the test results as much as the blood sample provider’s age. These are the findings of a new study from Uppsala University, which was published in the scientific journal EBioMedicine. Until now, medical research has…

  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
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