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2006 Publications of Interest


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

1.Fuentes-Arderiu X ."Description of examinations and their results and the standard ISO 15189". Clin Chem Lab Med 2006;44(9):1164-1167.
2.Fuentes-Arderiu X. "Vocabulary of terms in protometrology". Accred Qual Assur 2006; 11:640-643.

C-SMCD: Standardisation of Markers of Cardiac Damage

Update on publications regarding NACB -IFCC analytical recommendations.

1.Apple FS, Jesse RL, Newby LK, Wu AHB, Christenson RH, "Analytical issues for biomarkers of acute coronary syndromes". For the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and IFCC Committee for Standardization of Markers of Cardiac Damage. National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and IFCC Committee for Standardization of Markers of Cardiac Damage Laboratory Medicine practice guidelines. Clin Chem 2007; 53:4 547-551.

C-RSE: Reference Systems of Enzymes

1.Schumann G, Aoki R, Ferrero A, Ehler G, Férard G, Gella F-J, Jørgensen PJ, Kanno T, Kessner A, Klauke R, Kytzia H-J, Lessinger J-M, Miller WG, Nagel R, Pauwels J, Schimmel H, Siekmann S, Weidemann G, Yoshida K, Ceriotti F..
"IFCC primary reference procedures for the measurement of catalytic activity concentrations of enzymes at 37 °C, Part 8. Reference procedure for the measurement of catalytic concentration of -amylase." Clin Chem Lab Med 2006;44:1146-1155.

C-POCT: Point of Care Testing (C-POCT)

1.D'Orazio P, Burnett RW, Fogh-Andersen N, Jacobs E, Kuwa K,  Külpmann WR, Larsson L, Lewenstam A, Maas AHJ, Mager G, Naskalski JW,. Okorodudu AO. "Approved IFCC recommendation on reporting results for blood glucose". Clin Chem Lab Med 2006; 44: 1486-1490.

C-RIDL: Reference Intervals and Decision Limits

1.Ceriotti F, Schumann G, Panteghini M. "Redefining reference limits needs more attention to the analytical aspects". [Letter] Liver Int. 2006;26:1155-6.

WG-SEB:Selective Electrodes and Biosensors

1.Ben Rayana MC, Burnett RW, Covington AK, .D'Orazio P, Fogh-Andersen N,. Jacobs E,. Kataky R, Külpmann W, Kuwa K, Larsson L, Lewenstam A, Maas AHJ, Mager G, Naskalski JHJ, Okorodudu AO, Ritter Ch and St John A. "Recommendation for measuring and reporting chloride by ISEs in undiluted serum, plasma or blood". "Clin Chem Lab Med 2006; 44: 346-352.

WG-SHCG: Standardisation of Human Chronic Gonadotropin

1.Sturgeon CM, Ellis AR "Standardization of FSH, LH and hCG - Current position and future prospects" Mol Cell Endocrinol 2007; 260-262: 301-9

WG-HbA1c: Standardisation of Hemoglobin A1c

1.Konnert A, Berding C, Arends S, Parvin C, Rohlfing CL, Wiedmeyer HM, Little R, Siebelder C and Weykamp C. "Statistical Rules for Laboratory Networks". Journal of Testing and Evaluation 2006; vol.34: No.2: 1-7.
2.Konnert A, Arends S, Schubert S, Berding C, Weykamp C and Siebelder C. "Uncertainty Calculation for calibrators of the IFCC HbA1c Standardisation Network". Accred Qual Assur 2006;11:319-328.

WG-STFT: Standardisation of Thyroid Function Tests

1.Van Uytfanghe K, Stöckl D, Ross HA, Thienpont LM. "Use of Frozen Sera for FT4 Standardization: Investigation by Equilibrium Dialysis Combined with Isotope Dilution-Mass Spectrometry and Immunoassay". Clin Chem 2006;52:1817-21.

WG- HbA2: Standardisation of Hemoglobin A2

1.Paleari R, Giambona A, Cannata M, Leto F, Maggio A, Mosca A for the IFCC WG-SHbA2. "External Quality Assessment of HbA2 measurement: data from an Italian pilot study with fresh whole blood samples and commercial HPLC systems".  Clin Chem Lab Med 2007; 45(1):88-92

WG-SCC: Standardisation of Cystatin C

1.Grubb A, Nordin G: "Notable steps in obtaining improved estimates for glomerular filtration rate". Clin Chem 2006; 52: 169-170. (Editorial)

WG-GFRA: Standardisation of Glomerular Filtration Rate Assessment

1.Panteghini M, et al. "Paper on importance of metrological traceability for eGFR".
 Clin Chem Lab Med 2006; 44(10):1187-1192.
2.Myers GL, Miller WG, Coresh J, Fleming J, Greebergs N, Greene T, Hostetter T, Levey AS, Panteghini M, Welch and Eckfeldt. "Recommendations for Improving Serum Creatinine Measurement: A Report from the Laboratory Working Group of the National Kidney Disease Education Program". Clin Chem 2006; 52:1 5-18

WG-GH: Working Group on Growth Hormone

1.Trainer PJ, Barth J, Sturgeon C, Wieringa G. "Consensus statement on the standardisation of GH assays". European Journal of Endocrinology 2006; 155: 1-2.
2.Sheppard MC, "Growth hormone assay standardization: an important clinical advance". Clinical Endocrinology; 2007; 65 in press



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