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Clinical utility of the soluble transferrin receptor and comparison with serum ferritin in several populations.
Soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) and ferritin concentrations were measured in a variety of clinical settings to compare the ability of these two tests to identify iron deficiency. Among 62 anemicExpand
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Executive summary. The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Medicine Practice Guideline: evidence-based practice for point-of-care testing.
BACKGROUND Point-of-care testing (POCT) is clinical laboratory testing conducted close to the site of patient care. POCT has the potential to provide faster test results and therapeutic interventionExpand
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Diagnostic potential for miRNAs as biomarkers for pregnancy-specific diseases.
Discovery of circulating miRNAs in maternal blood has not only facilitated the understanding of their role in normal pregnancy, but also paved new avenues for biomarker discovery to detectExpand
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Evidence-Based Approach for Interpretation of Epstein-Barr Virus Serological Patterns
ABSTRACT Diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is based on clinical symptoms and serological markers, including the following: immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM antibodies to the viral capsidExpand
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Thyroid function during pregnancy.
BACKGROUND This Case Conference reviews the normal changes in thyroid activity that occur during pregnancy and the proper use of laboratory tests for the diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction in theExpand
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Baculovirus Stimulates Antiviral Effects in Mammalian Cells
ABSTRACT Herein, we report that Autographa californicanucleopolyhedrovirus, a member of the Baculoviridae family, is capable of stimulating antiviral activity in mammalian cells. Baculoviruses areExpand
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Clinical Performance of Two SARS-CoV-2 Serologic Assays
Abstract Background The recent emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in a rapid proliferation of serologic assays. However, little is known aboutExpand
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Diagnostic considerations in the measurement of human chorionic gonadotropin in aging women.
BACKGROUND Human chorionic gondadotropin (hCG) screening tests are performed on nearly all female patients of childbearing age before any medical intervention. Although older women usually haveExpand
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Clinical Performance of the Roche SARS-CoV-2 Serologic Assay
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Fetal lung maturity.
Respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn infant caused by immaturity of the fetal lung continues to be a clinical problem. Measurement of pulmonary surfactant production is the most effective wayExpand
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