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2016 Publications of interest

C-NPU: Nomenclature, Properties and Units -  Joint Committee of IFCC/IUPAC

1. Wikipedia page for the NPU Terminology went live: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPU_terminology
2. Understanding the ’Silver Book’ – An important reference for standardised nomenclature in clinical laboratory sciences. Flatman R, Gerard G, Dybkaer R, IFCC IUPAC Joint Committee on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (C-NPU), Clin Chim Acta 2016 Jun 29
3. Silver Book 2: Compendium of Terminology and Nomenclature of Properties in Clinical Laboratory Sciencies: Recommendations 2016.  Georges Ferard, Rene Dybkaer, Xavier Fuentes-Arderiu. Royal Society of Chemistry eBook. 
4. Vocabulary on Nominal Property, nominal examination, and related concepts for clinical laboratory sciences. IFCC-IUPAC Recommendation 2016. IUPAC Project 2004-023-1-700, extended 2008-019-1-700 (in final review pending publication)  

C-MD: Molecular Diagnostics Committee

1. Payne DA, Baluchova K, Peoc'h KH, van Schaik RHN, Chan  KC Allen,  Maekawa M, Mamotte C, Russomando G, Rousseau  F,  Ahmad-Nejad  P, on behalf of the IFCC Committee for Molecular Diagnostics (C-MD).   Pre-examination factors affecting molecular diagnostic test results and interpretation: A case-based approach. Clinica Chimica Acta (in press) available online June, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2016.06.018 

C-TLM: Traceability in Laboratory Medicine

1. A. Kessler: Mass spectrometry – a key technique for traceability in clinical chemistry. Trends in Anal. Chem. 84 (2016) 74-79. 

C-RIDL: Reference Intervals and Decision Limits       

1. Ichihara K., Ozarda Y., Barth J.H., Klee G., Ling Q., Erasmus R., et al. on behalf of the Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits, International Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. A global multicenter study on reference values: 1. Assessment of methods for derivation and comparison of reference intervals. Clin Chim Acta , 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2016.09.016 
2. Ichihara K., Ozarda Y., Barth J.H., Klee G., Shimizu Y., Xia L., et al. on behalf of the Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits, International Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. A global multicenter study on reference values: 2. exploration of sources of variation across the countries. Clin Chim Acta , 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2016.09.015 


Other articles directly related to the C-RIDL projects:
a. Ozarda Y. Reference intervals: current status, recent developments and future considerations. Biochem Med, 2016;26(1):5–16 
b. Bakan E, Polat H, Ozarda Y, et al. A reference interval study for common biochemical analytes in Eastern Turkey: a comparison of a reference population with laboratory data mining. Biochem Med 2016;26(2):210–23 

 C-STFT: Standardisation of Thyroid Function Tests

  1. Thienpont LM, Faix JD, Beastall G. Standardization of FT4 and Harmonization of TSH Measurements-A Request for Input from Endocrinologists and Other Physicians. Endocr Pract 2016;22:374. 
  2. Thienpont LM, Faix JD, Beastall G. Standardization of FT4 and Harmonization of TSH Measurements--A Request for Input from Endocrinologists and Other Physicians. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 2016;124:61-2. 
  3. De Grande LA, Goossens K, Van Uytfanghe K, Halsall I, Yoshimura Noh J, Hens K, Thienpont LM. Using "big data" to describe the effect of seasonal variation in thyroid-stimulating hormone. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2016 Jul 22. pii:/j/cclm.ahead-of-print/cclm-2016-0500/cclm-2016-0500.xml. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2016-0500.
  4. De Grande LA, Goossens K, Van Uytfanghe K, Das B, MacKenzie F, Patru MM, Thienpont LM; IFCC Committee for Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests (C-STFT). Monitoring the stability of the standardization status of FT4 and TSH assays by use of daily outpatient medians and flagging frequencies. Clin Chim Acta. 2016 Apr 27. pii: S0009-8981(16)30157-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2016.04.032.

WG-HbA2: Standardisation of Hemoglobin A2

1. Paleari R, Caruso D, Kaiser P, Arsene CG, Schaeffer-Reiss C, Van Dorsselaer A, Bissé E, Ospina M, De Jesús VR, Wild B, Mosca A, on behalf of the IFCC Working Group on Standardization of Hemoglobin A2 (WG-HbA2). Developing a reference system for the IFCC standardization of HbA2. Clin Chim Acta (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2016.05.023 

WG-SCDT: Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin

1. Standardisation and use of the alcohol biomarker carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) Helander, Wielders, Anton et al  Clin Chim Acta. 2016;459:19-24 
2. IFCC approved HPLC reference measurement procedure for the alcohol consumption biomarker carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT): Its validation and use. Schellenberg Wielders Anton et al  Clin Chim Acta Epub doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2016.12.022 

WG-cMSP: Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Proteomics                                           

1. Clinical Mass spectrometry proteomics (cMSP) for medical laboratory: what could be the future? By Sylvain Lehmann, Cato Brede, Pierre Lescuyer, José A Cocho, Jérôme Vialaret, Pauline Bros, Vincent Delatour, Christophe Hirtz and the IFCC WG-cMSP is currently submitted for publication in CCA (Editor P Gillery).  

WG-HAT: Harmonization of Autoimmune Tests  

1. Towards standardisation of measurements for small-vessel associated vasculitis. Co-Authors:  Evanthia Monogioudi; Dana P Hutu; Gustavo Martos; Joanna Sheldon; Heinz Schimmel;
Pier Luigi Meroni; Corresponding Author: Ingrid Zeger; Clinica Chimica Acta 

WG-CSF:  CSF-Proteins 

1. Bjerke M, et al. Assessing the commutability of reference material formats for the harmonization of amyloid beta measurements. Clin Chem Lab Med 2016.
2. Pannee J, Gobom J, Shaw LM, Korecka M, Chambers EE, Lame M, Jenkins R, Mylott W, Carrillo MC, Zegers I, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Portelius E. Round robin test on quantification of amyloid-β 1-42 in cerebrospinal fluid by mass spectrometry. Alzheimers Dement 2016;12(1):55-59.
3. Kuhlmann J, Andreasson U, Pannee J, Bjerke M, Portelius E, Leinenbach A, Bittner T, Korecka M, Jenkins RG, Vanderstichele H, Stoops E, Lewczuk P, Shaw LM, Zegers I, Schimmel h, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, on behalf of the IFCC Working Group on Standardisation of CSF proteins (WG-CSF). CSF Aβ1-42 – an excellent but complicated Alzheimer's biomarker – a route to standardization. Submitted to CCA. 

WG-SBMA:  Standardization of Bone Markers Assays - in collaboration with IOF 

1. Morris HA, Eastell R, Jorgensen NR, Cavalier E, Vasikaran S, Chubb SAP, Kanis JA, Cooper C, Makris K, on behalf of the IFCC-IOF Working Group for Standardisation of Bone Marker Assays (WG-BMA). Clinical usefulness of bone turnover marker concentrations in osteoporosis. Clinica Chimica Acta 2016 Jun 30. pii: S0009-8981(16)30281-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2016.06.036.

 
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