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  • Posted in: Chicago

    Hi fellow C-AACC members, When I look at the AACC directory, I see that there are 301 registered Chicago section members. Of the 16 Artery AACC local sections, we are the 9th largest section, however, when we send out Artery communications, we barely ...

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  • POINT OF CARE TESTING: TODAY AND TOMORROW SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AACC NORTHEAST LOCAL SECTION WHEN Thursday, May 18, 2017 8am-5pm: Conference 5pm-7:30pm: Dinner, Awards, Posters WHERE Forefront ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Hi all, I'm sad to say that we are still doing erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESR), even though they are a terrible assay, but rheumatology just can't let them go.  We are at least switching from a manual to an automated, INTERFACED (!!!!YAY!!!) assay ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Re: Lactate, the Siemens package insert says to collect on ice, but our validation showed no clinically significant effect (< 0.3 mmol/L) of collecting at RT, as long as its in a grey top and analyzed within 30 min. There is an old paper in Clin Chem ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    The article attached (Limelette et al., 2003) describes that MTX in whole blood is stable at room temperature and without protection from light for 3 days.  Its stability in plasma is even longer.  We do not require our samples to be protected from light ...

  • Please come and join us for the Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences Division Mass Spectacular Event.  This event is to celebrate the 3 year anniversary for the MSSS Division.  The MSSS Division has gained great support from the community to grow ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Eden, as a Chemistry Supervisor, I came to a Hospital just at the launching of 2 Cobas-6000, having Vitros and Alere Triage as backup methods. The Vitros because the Medical Director wanted to go further in Method Comparison and the Triage because the ...

  • RE: Point of Care

    Thanks  @Simona Ciampi ! There is also the Point-of-Care Forum on Thursday morning, an annual event that starts bright and early on the closing day! You can find it in the Special Events section while you are registering. It is a ticketed event, but a ...