Next Generation Biomarkers of Heart Failure: Moving Beyond Natriuretic Peptides

Nam K. Tran, PhD, MS, FACB, Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Chemistry Jeong Choi, MD, Fellow, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Jessica Rogers, MD, Resident, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Jeffrey Southard, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Jennif [...]

By | 2018-02-14T10:25:09+00:00 February 15, 2018|0 Comments

Molecular Pathogen Detection at the Point of Care: Next Generation Flu Testing!

Nam K. Tran, PhD, MS, FACB, Director of Clinical Chemistry and POCT Larissa May, MD, MSPH, MSHS, Professor and Director of Emergency Department Antimicrobial Stewardship Shelley Gillot, CLS Specialist (POCT) Stacy Yee, CLS Specialist (POCT) Introduction For years, antigen-based rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDT) [...]

By | 2017-11-16T08:52:31+00:00 November 16, 2017|0 Comments

Best Practices for HIV-1/2 Screening: When to Test and What to Test

Ying Liu, MD, Resident Pathologist;Nam Tran, PhD, Director of Clinical Chemistry and SARC
Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated by end of 2016 over 36.7 million people are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and 1 million people die of AIDS annually.1 Early detection and treatment of the disease is instrumental in reducing the spread of HIV. There are two main methods for HIV testing: (a) immunoassay, and (b) molecular techniques. [...]

By | 2017-09-14T11:02:08+00:00 September 15, 2017|0 Comments