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Thursday, 28 April 2016 22:04

Urine Albumin and Albumin/Creatinine Ratio

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The urine albumin test or albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) is used to screen people with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension) that put them at an increased…
Sunday, 03 July 2016 16:15


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Porphyrias Porphyrias (from Greek porphura meaning purple pigment; the name is probably derived from purple discoloration of some body fluids during the attack) are a heterogeneous group of rare disorders…
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:43

New finding: Biobank storage time affects blood test results

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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…
Friday, 30 September 2016 21:07

Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer - Epigenomics AG

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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…
Friday, 21 October 2016 17:57

Preanalytical Errors in Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

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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…
Sunday, 23 October 2016 09:51

Abnormal MCH effects to HbA1c level

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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…
Monday, 21 November 2016 20:46

Urine strip test — Understanding its limitations

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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…