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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:
  2. Silver Book 2:  Ferard G, Dybkaer R,  Fuentes-Arderiu X, Compendium of Terminology and Nomenclature of Properties in Clinical Laboratory Sciencies: Recommendations 2016.  Royal Society of Chemistry eBook.

C-TLM - Traceability in Laboratory Medicine

  1. Kessler A: Mass spectrometry – a key technique for traceability in clinical chemistry. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 84, Part B, November 2016, Pages 74-79

C-RIDL - Reference Intervals and Decision Limits       

Articles directly related to the C-RIDL projects:

  1. Ozarda Y, Reference intervals: current status, recent developments and future considerations. Biochem Med, 2016;26(1):5–16
  2. 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. Clinica Chimica 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. Clinica Chimica Acta (2016),

WG-SCDT - Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin

  1. Helander A, Wielders JPM, Anton RF, et al. Standardisation and use of the alcohol biomarker carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT). Clinica Chimica Acta. 2016;459:19-24

WG-HAT - Harmonization of Autoimmune Tests  

  1. Monogioudi E, Hutu DP, Martos G,  Sheldon J,  Schimmel H, Meroni PL, Corresponding Author: Zeger I, Towards standardisation of measurements for small-vessel associated vasculitis. Clinica Chimica Acta

WG-CSF - Proteins 

  1. Bjerke M, Andreasson U, Kuhlmann J, Portelius E, Pannee J, Lewczuk P, Umek RM, Vanmechelen E, Vanderstichele H, Stoops E, Lewis J, Vandijck M, Kostanjevecki V, Jeromin A, Salamone SJ, Schmidt O, Matzen A, Madin K, Eichenlaub U, Bittner T, Shaw LM, Zegers I, Zetterberg H, Blennow K. Assessing the commutability of reference material formats for the harmonization of amyloid beta measurements. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2016 Jul 1;54(7):1177-91. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2015-0733.
  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.

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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