Diana Dickson

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the analytical performance of the Abbott ARCHITECT Tacrolimus immunoassay. Proficiency panels and specimens from a population of organ transplant recipients were analyzed in 6 clinical laboratories in Europe and the United States, and the results were compared with other methods. The ARCHITECT assay requires a(More)
Non-invasive ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is an appropriate technique for the identification of the target population requiring antihypertensive treatment, since the systematic bias seen in casual clinic measurement is removed. The use of the technique in controlled clinical trials leads to a reduction in the sample size required to show a treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated a new chemiluminescent magnetic microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for sirolimus on the ARCHITECT analyzer. DESIGN AND METHODS Patient and laboratory proficiency samples were tested at three European sites and one site in the United States. RESULTS The CMIA total %CV's were all <8% and the Limit of Quantification (LOQ) was(More)
A comparison of estimates of protein intake and urine nitrogen excretion may reveal something of the strengths and weaknesses of the dietary survey method used. To this end we have compared the protein intake calculated from a 3-day diary with 24 hr urinary nitrogen excretion in 124 children with diabetes mellitus. A positive correlation was found between(More)