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Abstract The microscopic examination of urine sediment is a common diagnostic tool taught to medical students, medical technologists, and others. The urine microscopic exam is difficult to teach because supervised instruction and textbook-based teaching suffer from numerous drawbacks. Here, we...
Abstract We describe a new HPLC method for the simultaneous determination of lactulose and mannitol in urine, in which cation-exchange chromatography and evaporative light-scattering detection are used. The two sugars are orally administered for the estimation of intestinal permeability in...
Abstract Quantitation of lysozyme in human milk was performed by a microparticle-enhanced nephelometric immunoassay based on the measurement of the light scattered during the competitive immunoagglutination of a microparticle–lysozyme conjugate with an anti-lysozyme antiserum. This immunoassay...
Abstract The purpose of Medicare’s Demonstration of Competitive Bidding for Clinical Laboratory Services is to determine whether competitive bidding can be used to provide quality laboratory services at prices below current Medicare reimbursement rates. Here, we present key features of the...
Abstract We compared centralized vs distributed methods for delivering “stat” test results for blood gas, glucose, and electrolyte assays. The parameters for comparison were as follows: ( a ) laboratory turnaround time (TAT), ( b ) therapeutic TAT, and ( c ) staff satisfaction. Therapeutic...
Abstract Obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension are common, interrelated medical problems in Westernized, industrialized societies. These interrelated medical conditions are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and are more prevalent in several minority groups,...
Abstract A secondary reference material for lipoprotein(a) is required to standardize the measurement of lipoprotein(a) in clinical laboratories worldwide. Towards this aim, the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Working Group for the Standardization of Lipoprotein(a) Assays has...
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