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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511108/wine-yeasts-identification-by-maldi-tof-ms-optimization-of-the-preanalytical-steps-and-development-of-an-extensible-open-source-platform-for-processing-and-analysis-of-an-in-house-ms-database
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Cristina Gutiérrez, M Ángeles Gómez-Flechoso, Ignacio Belda, Javier Ruiz, Nour Kayali, Luis Polo, Antonio Santos
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the most important yeast species for the production of wine and other beverages. In addition, nowadays, researchers and winemakers are aware of the influence of non-Saccharomyces in wine aroma complexity. Due to the high microbial diversity associated to several agro-food processes, such as winemaking, developing fast and accurate methods for microbial identification is demanded. In this context, MALDI-TOF MS mass fingerprint provides reliable tool for fast biotyping and classification of microorganisms...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506684/study-of-preanalytic-and-analytic-variables-for-clinical-next-generation-sequencing-of-circulating-cell-free-nucleic-acid
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Meenakshi Mehrotra, Rajesh R Singh, Wei Chen, Richard S P Huang, Alaa A Almohammedsalim, Bedia A Barkoh, Crystal M Simien, Marcos Hernandez, Carmen Behrens, Keyur P Patel, Mark J Routbort, Russell R Broaddus, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Ignacio I Wistuba, Scott Kopetz, Rajyalakshmi Luthra
Detection of mutations in plasma circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) by next-generation sequencing (NGS) has opened up new possibilities for monitoring treatment response and disease progression in patients with solid tumors. However, implementation of cfDNA genotyping in diagnostic laboratories requires systematic assessment of preanalytical parameters and analytical performance of NGS platforms. We assessed the effects of peripheral blood collection tube and plasma separation time on cfDNA yield and integrity and performance of the Ion PGM, Proton, and MiSeq NGS platforms...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504552/validation-of-electrochemiluminescence-assays-for-highly-sensitive-and-reproducible-quantification-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-cerebrospinal-fluid
#3
Niels Kruse, Omar M El-Agnaf, Brit Mollenhauer
AIM: α-Synuclein (aSyn), a putative cerebrospinal fluid biomarker, may support the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. Previous studies led to conflicting results due to different preanalytical and analytical procedures. Standardized assays are required to allow for comparison of results from different laboratories. MATERIALS & METHODS: We performed a side-by-side validation of a commercially available (Meso Scale Discovery, MD, USA) and a 'homebrew' assay for quantification of aSyn according to published guidelines...
May 15, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502727/concordance-between-research-sequencing-and-clinical-pharmacogenetic-genotyping-in-the-emerge-pgx-study
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Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Berta Almoguera, Kimberly F Doheny, Robert R Freimuth, Adam S Gordon, Hakon Hakonarson, Jared B Hawkins, Ammar Husami, Lynn Ivacic, Iftikhar J Kullo, Michael D Linderman, Teri A Manolio, Aniwaa O Obeng, Renata Pellegrino, Cynthia A Prows, Marylyn D Ritchie, Maureen Smith, Sarah C Stallings, Wendy A Wolf, Kejian Zhang, Stuart A Scott
There has been extensive debate about both the necessity of orthogonal confirmation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) results in Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-approved laboratories and return of research NGS results to participants enrolled in research studies. In eMERGE-PGx, subjects underwent research NGS using PGRNseq and orthogonal targeted genotyping in clinical laboratories, which prompted a comparison of genotyping results between platforms. Concordance (percentage agreement) was reported for 4077 samples tested across nine combinations of research and clinical laboratories...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481034/impact-of-different-storage-times-at-room-temperature-of-unspun-citrated-blood-samples-on-routine-coagulation-tests-results-results-of-a-bicenter-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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P Toulon, S Metge, M Hangard, S Zwahlen, S Piaulenne, V Besson
INTRODUCTION: A maximum delay between blood collection and coagulation testing of 4 hours is recommended by most guidelines. As information on optimal storage times is limited, we investigated the potential effect of different storage times of unspun tubes, that is, ≤2, 4, 6, and 8 hours, on routine coagulation test results. METHODS: Four evacuated polymer tubes containing 0.109 mol/L tri-Na citrate were drawn from 144 patients, including 39 patients on vitamin K-antagonists...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471194/-lactate-dehydrogenase-old-tumour-marker-in-the-light-of-current-knowledge-and-preanalytic-conditions
#6
K Greplová, I Selingerová, D Valík, K Pilatova, M Češková, L Zdražilová Dubská
With the development and subsequent clinical applications of anticancer immuno-and angiomodulatory therapies and expanded knowledge on significance of tumor microenvironment for disease prognosis and treatment outcome, a classical blood analyte, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), gains in importance as a tumor marker reflecting to some extent immunosupressive and angiogenic tumour milieu. Physical extravascular hemolysis due to complicated or inaccurate blood sampling interferes strongly with quantification of LDH in serum/plasma samples...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438806/emerging-affinity-based-proteomic-technologies-for-large-scale-plasma-profiling-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
J Gustav Smith, Robert E Gerszten
Plasma biomarkers that reflect molecular states of the cardiovascular system are central for clinical decision making. Routinely used plasma biomarkers include troponins, natriuretic peptides, and lipoprotein particles, yet interrogate only a modest subset of pathways relevant to cardiovascular disease. Systematic profiling of a larger portion of circulating plasma proteins (the plasma proteome) will provide opportunities for unbiased discovery of novel markers to improve diagnostic or predictive accuracy. In addition, proteomic profiling may inform pathophysiological understanding and point to novel therapeutic targets...
April 25, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433611/preanalytical-variables-for-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-lc-ms-analysis-of-human-blood-specimens
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REVIEW
Gian Luca Salvagno, Elisa Danese, Giuseppe Lippi
The use of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for both diagnostics and research purposes is rapidly growing in clinical laboratories. As for more conventional areas of in vitro diagnostic testing, many preanalytical variables have an impact on these techniques and may hence jeopardize the quality of tests results. The leading preanalytical variables include patient preparation, the nature of the blood collection tubes and additives, interference from spurious hemolysis, sample handling and management, composition of blood tubes, contamination, as well as storage conditions...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431643/advances-in-circulating-tumor-dna-analysis
#9
Samantha Perakis, Martina Auer, Jelena Belic, Ellen Heitzer
The analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is a very promising tool and might revolutionize cancer care with respect to early detection, identification of minimal residual disease, assessment of treatment response, and monitoring tumor evolution. ctDNA analysis, often referred to as "liquid biopsy" offers what tissue biopsies cannot-a continuous monitoring of tumor-specific changes during the entire course of the disease. Owing to technological improvements, efforts for the establishment of preanalytical and analytical benchmark, and the inclusion of ctDNA analyses in clinical trial, an actual clinical implementation has come within easy reach...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429254/biomarkers-predicting-bone-turnover-in-the-setting-of-ckd
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REVIEW
Pieter Evenepoel, Etienne Cavalier, Patrick C D'Haese
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Impaired bone quality contributes to the increased fracture risk in chronic kidney disease patients. Both low and high turnover bone disease may compromise bone quality. The question arises whether bone biomarkers may be additive or replace bone histormorphometry for diagnosing the extremes of bone turnover. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies exploring the performance of established and emerging bone biomarkers against histomorphometric assessment of bone turnover are limited and overall yield inconclusive results as to their diagnostic utility...
April 20, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428356/biological-variation-estimates-obtained-from-91-healthy-study-participants-for-9-enzymes-in-serum
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Anna Carobene, Thomas Røraas, Una Ørvim Sølvik, Marit Sverresdotter Sylte, Sverre Sandberg, Elena Guerra, Irene Marino, Niels Jonker, Gerhard Barla, William A Bartlett, Pilar Fernandez-Calle, Jorge Díaz-Garzón, Francesca Tosato, Mario Plebani, Abdurrahman Coŝkun, Mustafa Serteser, Ibrahim Unsal, Ferruccio Ceriotti
BACKGROUND: We sought to develop estimates of biological variation (BV) for 9 enzymes in blood serum as part of the European Biological Variation Study. METHODS: Ninety-one healthy study participants (38 male and 53 female, 21-69 years old) were phlebotomized in each of 10 consecutive weeks at 6 European laboratories. The same preanalytical sample-handling protocol was followed at each center before transport to San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy, for analysis...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427918/endocan-is-a-stable-circulating-molecule-in-icu-patients
#12
Gaudet Alexandre, Chenevier-Gobeaux Camille, Parmentier Erika, Delobel Jean-Edouard, Dubucquoi Sylvain, Mathieu Daniel, Lassalle Philippe, De Freitas Caires Nathalie
BACKGROUND: Endocan is a lung endothelial cell secreted proteoglycan, possessing multiple physiological roles and potential therapeutic and diagnostic utility as biomarker in pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Endocan synthesis and secretion can be induced by proinflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α, but can also be subject of proteolytic degradation causing preanalytical variation. METHODS: We investigated the stability of endocan in conventional serum, plasma, anticoagulated whole blood, as well as whole blood and plasma stabilized with protease inhibitors...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421449/flow-cytometric-analysis-of-the-ercc1-marker-of-dna-damage-repair-in-the-tumor-specimens-embedded-into-paraffin-blocks
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T A Bogush, E A Dudko, A N Grishanina, V T Zarkua, E A Bogush, A A Basharina, B E Polotsky, S A Tjulandin, M M Davydov, M I Davydov
The differences in expression of ERCC1 were estimated between tumor specimens embedded into paraffin blocks and surgical biopsy specimens of non-small cell lung cancer as well as breast and ovarian cancers. Concordance or differences not higher than 20% were observed in 73% of the cases. The number of the cases with more significant differences in ERCC1 expression was less than 17%. The results show that ERCC1 detection in surgical biopsy specimens by flow cytometry is the more preferable method due to reduced preanalytical phase of the analysis...
January 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416603/high-throughput-immunogenetics-for-clinical-and-research-applications-in-immunohematology-potential-and-challenges
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Anton W Langerak, Monika Brüggemann, Frédéric Davi, Nikos Darzentas, Jacques J M van Dongen, David Gonzalez, Gianni Cazzaniga, Véronique Giudicelli, Marie-Paule Lefranc, Mathieu Giraud, Elizabeth A Macintyre, Michael Hummel, Christiane Pott, Patricia J T A Groenen, Kostas Stamatopoulos
Analysis and interpretation of Ig and TCR gene rearrangements in the conventional, low-throughput way have their limitations in terms of resolution, coverage, and biases. With the advent of high-throughput, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, a deeper analysis of Ig and/or TCR (IG/TR) gene rearrangements is now within reach, which impacts on all main applications of IG/TR immunogenetic analysis. To bridge the generation gap from low- to high-throughput analysis, the EuroClonality-NGS Consortium has been formed, with the main objectives to develop, standardize, and validate the entire workflow of IG/TR NGS assays for 1) clonality assessment, 2) minimal residual disease detection, and 3) repertoire analysis...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412284/effects-of-preanalytical-factors-on-hemoglobin-measurement-a-comparison-of-two-hemocue%C3%A2-point-of-care-analyzers
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Ralph D Whitehead, Ming Zhang, Maya R Sternberg, Rosemary L Schleicher, Bakary Drammeh, Carine Mapango, Christine M Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: In field studies, hemoglobin (Hb) is often measured using a battery-operated, portable HemoCue® hemoglobinometer. METHODS: We compared the performance of 2 HemoCue® models (Hb-201+ and Hb-301) and investigated effects of preanalytical factors on Hb results by simulating unfavorable field conditions. RESULTS: The Hb-301 produced 2.6% higher results compared to the Hb-201+. Hb had to be measured within 1min of filling the Hb-301 cuvette to avoid artificially elevated concentrations (1...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402169/delta-check-practices-and-outcomes-a-q-probes-study-involving-49-health-care-facilities-and-6541-delta-check-alerts
#16
Ron B Schifman, Michael Talbert, Rhona J Souers
CONTEXT: - Delta checks serve as a patient-based quality control tool to detect testing problems. OBJECTIVE: - To evaluate delta check practices and outcomes. DESIGN: - Q-Probes participants provided information about delta check policies and procedures. Information about investigations, problems, and corrective actions was prospectively collected for up to 100 testing episodes involving delta check alerts. RESULTS: - Among 4505 testing episodes involving 6541 delta check alerts, the median frequencies of actions taken among 49 laboratories were clinical review, 38...
April 12, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392739/preanalytical-investigations-of-phlebotomy-methodological-aspects-pitfalls-and-recommendations
#17
REVIEW
Cristiano Ialongo, Sergio Bernardini
Phlebotomy is often addressed as a crucial process in the pre-analytical phase, in which a large part of laboratory errors take place, but to date there is not yet a consolidated methodological paradigm. Seeking literature, we found 36 suitable investigations issued between 1996 and 2016 (April) dealing with the investigation of pre-analytical factors related to phlebotomy. We found that the largest part of studies had a cohort of healthy volunteers (22/36) or outpatients (11/36), with the former group showing a significantly smaller median sample size (N = 20, IQR: 17...
February 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392736/preanalytical-external-quality-assessment-of-the-croatian-society-of-medical-biochemistry-and-laboratory-medicine-and-croqalm-finding-undetected-weak-spots
#18
Nora Nikolac, Jasna Lenicek Krleza, Ana-Maria Simundic
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this paper is to present results of first two years of preanalytical external quality assessment (EQA) in Croatia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This paper summarizes results from 6 rounds of preanalytical EQA during 2014-2016 in 161-175 Croatian laboratories (number ranged between cycles). EQA was designed as an online survey of the compliance with National recommendations for phlebotomy (NRP). Forty-seven questions in 5 categories are analyzed (materials and equipment, patient identification, patient preparation, sampling and storage)...
February 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377328/preanalytical-stability-of-maternal-serum-markers-hcg%C3%AE-and-papp-a
#19
Béatrice Veyrat, François Tosetti, Jean-François Morin, Marie-Pierre Moineau, Andrée Piedimonte, Patrice Clément, Sophie Dreux, Françoise Muller
Down syndrome maternal serum marker screening is based on a risk calculation including the free β - human chorionic gonadotropin (hCGβ) and pregnancy-associated placenta protein type A (PAPP-A). The aim of this study was to define the pre-analytical conditions of stability of these markers both in whole blood at 15-25 ̊C and, after centrifugation, in serum at 4-8 ̊C. 158 patients were included in the study. Two automated workstations were used for assays, Cobas 8000e602, Roche Diagnostics (58 patients tested) and DELFIAXpress, PerkinElmer (100 patients tested)...
April 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372954/stability-of-serum-plasma-and-urine-osmolality-in-different-storage-conditions-relevance-of-temperature-and-centrifugation
#20
Macià Sureda-Vives, Daniel Morell-Garcia, Ana Rubio-Alaejos, Laura Valiña, Juan Robles, Josep Miquel Bauça
BACKGROUND: Osmolality reflects the concentration of all dissolved particles in a body fluid, and its measurement is routinely performed in clinical laboratories for the differential diagnosis of disorders related with the hydrolytic balance regulation, the renal function and in small-molecule poisonings. The aim of the study was to assess the stability of serum, plasma and urine osmolality through time and under different common storage conditions, including delayed centrifugation. METHODS: Blood and urine samples were collected, and classified into different groups according to several preanalytical variables: serum or plasma lithium-heparin tubes; spun or unspun; stored at room temperature (RT), at 4°C or frozen at -21°C...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
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