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.

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.

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