Jawaid Jabbar

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OBJECTIVE It is an everyday routine in laboratories to encounter interference in the analysis of lipids. These likely interferences (hemolysis, icterus and lipemia) are countered by asking physicians and patients to send fresh and properly collected samples. At the Aga Khan University (AKU) Laboratory, we receive 2-3 lipemic/turbid samples per day.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and correlate serum cortisol levels and self-perceived work-related stress among medical doctors working in emergency departments in different tertiary care hospitals of Karachi. DESIGN Cohort study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The study was conducted in Section of Chemical Pathology, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, AKUH,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the utility of growth hormone (GH) measurement with the insulin tolerance test (ITT), and to carry out a cost-effective analysis of the diagnosis of GH deficiency. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety-nine patients clinically suspected of GH deficiency were evaluated over a period of 14 months (January 2005 to April 2006). Post-insulin(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare accuracy and throughput time for the measurement of HDL and LDL cholesterol by manual precipitation and fully automated enzymatic methods. METHODS Fifty, serum samples collected over a 4 months period (February - May 2004) were analyzed for HDL and LDL cholesterol by two different methods i.e. precipitation manual and automatic(More)
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