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eJIFCC Volume 27 no4 - December 2016

In this issue: Recent Developments in the Clinical Application of Mass Spectrometry

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Foreword of the editor
Gábor L. Kovács
2 Recent advances in the clinical application of mass spectrometry
Guest Editor: Ronda F. Greaves
3 Mass spectrometry applications for toxicology
Michael M. Mbughuni, Paul J. Jannetto, Loralie J. Langman
4 Mass spectrometry analysis of dried blood spots across the total testing process
Rosita Zakaria, Katrina J. Allen, Jennifer J. Koplin, Peter Roche, Ronda F. Greaves
5 Serum insulin-like growth factor I quantitation by mass spectrometry: insights for protein quantitation
Richard Kin Ting Kam, Chung Shun Ho, Michael Ho Ming Chan
6 Progress in metabolomics standardisation and its significance in future clinical laboratory medicine
Daniel A. Dias, Therese Koal
7 National External Quality Assurance Program Pakistan – a milestone in proficiency testing
Muhammad Usman Munir, Aamir Ijaz
8 Letter to the editor – Successful ISO 15189 accreditation in Bethzatha Advanced Medical Laboratory in Ethiopia
Nardos Abebe
9 Book review – “Cardiovascular Disease and Laboratory Medicine”
Joseph B. Lopez
10 Book review – “Critical Care and Laboratory Medicine”
Joseph B. Lopez



Gábor L. Kovács
Institute of Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Pécs
Pécs, Hungary

Assistant Editor

Harjit Pal Bhattoa
Department of Laboratory Medicine
University of Debrecen
Debrecen, Hungary

Editorial Board

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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