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eNewsletter 2006 January - February


IFCC documents published in 2005

Bergmeyer Conferences-Roche Diagnostics Master Discussions:

Kallner A, Muller MM, Poppe W. 10th Bergmeyer Conference-Roche Master Discussion. Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease. Scand J Clin Lab Invest 2005; 65 (Suppl. 240):1-56.

SD 8.1 Scientific Division

Panteghini M, Forest JC. Standardization in laboratory medicine: new challenges. Clin Chim Acta 2005; 355:1-12.

8.2.6 Committee on Nomenclature, Properties and Units

Nordin G, Klintenberg B, Persson B, Forsum U. Can a laboratory investigation be called anything? 'The NPU system' sorts out the concepts and gives systematic stringency. Lakartidningen 2005; 102:1308-1315.

SD-C 8.2.19 Committee on Standardisation of Markers of Cardiac Damage

Apple FS, Panteghini M, Raykilde J, Mair J, Wu AH, Tate J, Pagani F, Christensen RH, Jaffe AS. Quality specifications for B-type natriuretic peptide assays. Clin Chem 2005; 51:486-493.

Apple FS, Wu AH, Mair H, Ravkilde J, Panteghini M, Tate J, Pagani F, Christenson RH, Mockel M, Danne O, Jaffe AS. Future biomarkers for detection of ischemia and risk stratification in acute coronary syndrome. Clin Chem 2005; 51:810-824.

SD-C 8.2.21 Committee on Reference System of Enzymes

Ferard G, Imbert-Bismut F, Messous D, Piton A, Ueda S, Poynard T, Lessinger JM. A reference material for traceability of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) results. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2005; 43:549-553.

SD-C 8.2.22 Committee on Point of Care Testing

Ben Rayana MC, Burnett RW, Covington AK, D'Orazio P, Fogh-Andersen N, Jacobs E, Kulpmann WR, Kuwa K, Larsson L, Lewenstam A, Maas AH, Mager G, Naskalski JH, Okorodudu AO, Ritter C, St John A. Guidelines for sampling, measuring and reporting ionized magnesium in undiluted serum, plasma or blood. Clin Chem Lab Med 2005; 43:564-569.

D'Orazio P, Burnett RW, Fogh-Andersen N, Jacobs E, Kuwa K, Kulpmann WR,

Larsson L, Lewenstam A, Maas AH, Mager G, Naslalski JW, Okorodudo AO. Approved IFCC Recommendation on Reporting Results for Blood Glucose (Abbreviated).

Clin Chem 2005; 51:1573-1576.

SD-WG 8.3.16: Working Group on Standardization of HCG Measurements:

Bristow A, Berger P, Bidart JM, Birken S, Norman R, Stenman UH, Sturgeon C. Establishment, value assignment, and characterization of new WHO reference reagent for six molecular forms of human chorionic gonadotropin. Clin Chem 2005; 51:177-182

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