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Critical care and vitamin D status assessment: what about immunoassays and calculated free 25OH-D?
A new tool in the field of in-vitro diagnosis of allergy: preliminary results in the comparison of ImmunoCAP© 250 with the ImmunoCAP© ISAC
The results show that the ImmunoCAP© ISAC has good analytical performance when compared with the immunoglobulin E method, however, better sensitivity for some clinically relevant allergen components, such as rPru p 3 is needed.
The third/second generation PTH assay ratio as a marker for parathyroid carcinoma: evaluation using an automated platform.
Study of the 3rd/2nd-generation PTH ratio in large patient populations should be feasible using a mainstream automated platform like the Liaison XL, and confirms the utility of the inverted 3 third/2 second-generationPTH ratio as a marker of PCa.
Secondary soy allergy in children with birch pollen allergy may cause both chronic and acute symptoms
This work has shown that secondary soy allergy in children with birch pollen allergy may cause both chronic and acute symptoms.
Persistent low levels of serum hCG due to heterophilic mouse antibodies: an unrecognized pitfall in the diagnosis of trophoblastic disease
Current gynecological protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of trophoblastic disease should consider the inclusion of urinary hCG and/or a test for serum heterophilic antibodies when appropriate, following the case of a 23-year-old woman with persistent low levels of serum hCG detected one month after miscarriage.
Meeting report of the “Symposium on kidney stones and mineral metabolism: calcium kidney stones in 2017”
A symposium on kidney stones and mineral metabolism held on December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium was the first international multidisciplinary conference of the International Collaborative Network on Kidney Stones and Mineral Metabolism and this manuscript summarizes some of the major highlights.
Measurement uncertainty of 25-OH vitamin D determination with different commercially available kits: impact on the clinical cut offs
The results show that, whatever the assay, the “true” 25(OH)D of a patient will be >80 nmol/L if its measured concentration is >100 nml/L.