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eJIFCC Volume 26 no 3 - July 2015
In this issue: Focusing on Guidelines for Laboratory Medicine and Biomarkers
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||Foreword of the editor
Gábor L. Kovács
||Are guidelines guiding us on how to utilize laboratory tests?
Guest Editor: Andrea R. Horvath
||Defining the path forward: guidance for laboratory medicine guidelines
Stephen E. Kahn, Patricia M. Jones, Alex C. Chin, Robert H. Christenson
||Grading evidence for laboratory test studies beyond diagnostic accuracy:application to prognostic testing
Andrew C. Don-Wauchope, Pasqualina L. Santaguida
||Evidence and cost effectiveness requirements for recommending new biomarkers
||How useful are laboratory practice guidelines?
S. Misra, K. Moberg-Aakre, M. Langlois, J. Watine, .J. Twomey, W.P. Oosterhuis, J.H. Barth
||Letter to the editor - Working terms
Gábor L. Kovács
Institute of Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Pécs
Harjit Pal Bhattoa
Department of Laboratory Medicine
University of Debrecen
Khosrow Adeli, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
Borut Božič, University Medical Center, Lubljana, Slovenia
Rajiv Erasmus, Dept. of Chemical Pathology, Tygerberg, South Africa
Nilda E. Fink, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Mike Hallworth, Shrewsbury, UK
Ellis Jacobs, Alere Incorporated, New York, USA
Bruce Jordan, Roche Diagnostics, Rotkreuz, Switzerland
Evelyn Koay, National University, Singapore
Maria D. Pasic, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada
Oliver Racz, University of Kosice, Slovakia
Rosa Sierra Amor, Laboratorio Laquims, Veracruz, Mexico
Sanja Stankovic, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Danyal Syed, Ryancenter, New York, USA
Grazyna Sypniewska, Collegium Medicum, NC University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Istvan Vermes, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Peter Vervaart, LabMed Consulting, Australia
Stacy E. Walz, Arkansas State University, USA
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The electronic Journal of the IFCC (eJIFCC) is a platinum open-access journal, i.e. there is no charge to read, or to submit to this journal. Our numerous high-quality articles, debates, reviews, case studies and editorials are addressed to clinical laboratorians. The journal also publishes general news articles, IFCC publicity/news, educational materials and has a letters section. Besides offering original scientific thought in our featured columns, we provide pointers to quality resources on the world wide web. We aim to assist the development of the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine worldwide. Manuscripts are fully peer reviewed and immediately free to access and download from www.ifcc.org.
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