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Reporting Hemoglobin A1c – SI or per cent?
September 30, 2014 9:59 AM by David Plaut
There was a point-counterpoint “debate” in a recent issue of Clinical Lab News. Arguing for reporting A1c as SI was Ian Young from Ireland; for keeping A1c as percentage -- at least in the United States -- was David Sacks from the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Read More...
Lab on a Chip
March 25, 2014 11:54 AM by David Plaut
This is such a fascinating and significant area of our work that I am going to devote both this and the next blog to some recent articles that discuss Lab on a Chip. [There is a journal (Lab Chip) devoted to this. In the last 6 months at PubMed, there Read More...
Screening for Ovarian Cancer With Biomarkers: Are We There Yet?
April 29, 2009 5:04 PM by David Plaut
CA-125 is used mainly to monitor patients with ovarian cancer (OC), in part due to the low level of sensitivity when CA-125 is used alone. In an effort to improve the early detection of OC while keeping the number of false positives low (higher specificity), Read More...
To Screen or not to Screen for Prostate Cancer
June 4, 2008 4:30 PM by David Plaut
Recently, I looked at Pubmed to see where the discussion of screening for prostate cancer stood. Here are some notes: * "The American College of Preventive Medicine concludes that there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine population screening Read More...
Cervical Cancer
January 22, 2008 11:31 AM by David Plaut
Worldwide, cervical cancer (CC) is the second most common cancer in women. Our knowledge regarding its cause and pathogenesis is expanding rapidly. Nearly all cases of persistent infection occur due to one of about 15 genotypes of carcinogenic human papillomavirus Read More...


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