A new issue of CCLM is available online! Vol 55, Issue 3 (March 2017)

Dear All,


following the agreement on mutual cooperation between EFLM and W. de Gruyter for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine journal (CCLM), it has been planned to send regularly to the EFLM contacts the table of contents of CCLM issues and the list of future titles as well. I do hope you will appreciate the initiative which is intended as a further service by EFLM to our European professional community.  CCLM is published on a monthly basis and is the most relevant Journal on Clinical Chemistry in Europe; it is a valuable and updated source of knowledge for the professionals in the field, well recognized all over the world.  The CCLM 2015 Impact factor is 3.017.


With kindest regards,
MariaStella Graziani
Chair EFLM Communication Committee

A new issue of ‘Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)’ is available online from De Gruyter Online: Volume 55, Issue 3 (March 2017)
Click on the following links to view the new contents:

Targeting errors in microbiology: the case of the Gram stain
Samuel, Linoj / Plebani, Mario

Time for a holistic approach and standardization education in laboratory medicine
Cobbaert, Christa

Serum uric acid levels and risk of prehypertension: a meta-analysis
Jiang, Menglin / Gong, Dandan / Fan, Yu

Lactic acidosis: an update
Seheult, Jansen / Fitzpatrick, Gerard / Boran, Gerard

Progress and impact of enzyme measurement standardization
Infusino, Ilenia / Frusciante, Erika / Braga, Federica / Panteghini, Mauro

Critical comments to a recent EFLM recommendation for the review of reference intervals
Haeckel, Rainer / Wosniok, Werner / Arzideh, Farhad / Zierk, Jakob / Gurr, Eberhard / Streichert, Thomas

Quality Indicators in Laboratory Medicine: the status of the progress of IFCC Working Group “Laboratory Errors and Patient Safety” project
Sciacovelli, Laura / Lippi, Giuseppe / Sumarac, Zorica / West, Jamie / Garcia del Pino Castro, Isabel / Furtado Vieira, Keila / Ivanov, Agnes / Plebani, Mario

Evaluation and comparison of three assays for molecular detection of spinal muscular atrophy
Li, Liang / Zhou, Wan-Jun / Fang, Ping / Zhong, Ze-Yan / Xie, Jian-Sheng / Yan, Ti-Zhen / Zeng, Jian / Tan, Xu-Hui / Xu, Xiang-Min

Risk analysis of the preanalytical process based on quality indicators data
Flegar-Meštrić, Zlata / Perkov, Sonja / Radeljak, Andrea / Kardum Paro, Mirjana Marijana / Prkačin, Ingrid / Devčić-Jeras, Ana

Analytical and clinical validation of the new Abbot Architect 25(OH)D assay: fit for purpose?
Cavalier, Etienne / Lukas, Pierre / Bekaert, Anne-Catherine / Carlisi, Agnès / Le Goff, Caroline / Delanaye, Pierre / Souberbielle, Jean-Claude

Looking beyond linear regression and Bland-Altman plots: a comparison of the clinical performance of 25-hydroxyvitamin D tests
Karvaly, Gellert / Mészáros, Katalin / Kovács, Krisztián / Patócs, Attila / Sipák, Zoltán / Vásárhelyi, Barna

Next-generation osmotic gradient ektacytometry for the diagnosis of hereditary spherocytosis: interlaboratory method validation and experience
Lazarova, Elena / Gulbis, Béatrice / Oirschot, Brigitte van / van Wijk, Richard

Diagnosis of sphingolipidoses: a new simultaneous measurement of lysosphingolipids by LC-MS/MS
Polo, Giulia / Burlina, Alessandro P. / Kolamunnage, Thilini B. / Zampieri, Michele / Dionisi-Vici, Carlo / Strisciuglio, Pietro / Zaninotto, Martina / Plebani, Mario / Burlina, Alberto B.

Monitoring nicotine intake from e-cigarettes: measurement of parent drug and metabolites in oral fluid and plasma
Papaseit, Esther / Farré, Magí / Graziano, Silvia / Pacifici, Roberta / Pérez-Mañá, Clara / García-Algar, Oscar / Pichini, Simona

Development of a rapid and quantitative lateral flow assay for the simultaneous measurement of serum κ and λ immunoglobulin free light chains (FLC): inception of a new near-patient FLC screening tool
Campbell, John P. / Heaney, Jennifer L.J. / Shemar, Meena / Baldwin, Dene / Griffin, Ann E. / Oldridge, Emma / Goodall, Margaret / Afzal, Zaheer / Plant, Tim / Cobbold, Mark / Jefferis, Roy / Jacobs, Joannes F.M. / Hand, Christopher / Drayson, Mark T.

A real-world evidence-based approach to laboratory reorganization using e-Valuate benchmarking data
Bonini, Fabio / Barletta, Giovanni / Plebani, Mario

Utility of proGRP as a tumor marker in the medullary thyroid carcinoma
Parra-Robert, Marina / Orois, Aida / Augé, Josep Maria / Halperin, Irene / Filella, Xavier / Molina, Rafael

Can non-cholesterol sterols and lipoprotein subclasses distribution predict different patterns of cholesterol metabolism and statin therapy response?
Gojkovic, Tamara / Vladimirov, Sandra / Spasojevic-Kalimanovska, Vesna / Zeljkovic, Aleksandra / Vekic, Jelena / Kalimanovska-Ostric, Dimitra / Djuricic, Ivana / Sobajic, Sladjana / Jelic-Ivanovic, Zorana

Improving Gram stain proficiency in hospital and satellite laboratories that do not have microbiology
Guarner, Jeannette / Street, Cassandra / Matlock, Margaret / Cole, Lisa / Brierre, Francoise

Volumetric absorptive microsampling at home as an alternative tool for the monitoring of HbA1c in diabetes patients
Verougstraete, Nick / Lapauw, Bruno / Van Aken, Sara / Delanghe, Joris / Stove, Christophe / Stove, Veronique

Corrigendum to: Recommendation for the review of biological reference intervals in medical laboratories
Henny, Joseph / Vassault, Anne / Boursier, Guilaine / Vukasovic, Ines / Brguljan, Pika Mesko / Lohmander, Maria / Ghita, Irina / Andreu, Francisco A. Bernabeu / Kroupis, Christos / Sprongl, Ludek / Thelen, Marc H.M. / Vanstapel, Florent J.L.A. / Vodnik, Tatjana / Huisman, Willem / Vaubourdolle, Michel

Evaluation of the trueness of serum alkaline phosphatase measurement in a group of Italian laboratories
Braga, Federica / Frusciante, Erika / Infusino, Ilenia / Aloisio, Elena / Guerra, Elena / Ceriotti, Ferruccio / Panteghini, Mauro

Innovative software for recording preanalytical errors in accord with the IFCC quality indicators
Lippi, Giuseppe / Sciacovelli, Laura / Simundic, Ana-Maria / Plebani, Mario

Mixing studies for abnormal coagulation screen – the current trend
Mohammad, Essa / Thachil, Jecko

Identification of 5-fluorocytosine as a new interfering compound in serum capillary zone electrophoresis
Caillon, Hélène / Fraissinet, François / Denis, Marc G. / Dejoie, Thomas

How to define reference intervals to rule in healthy individuals for clinical trials?
den Elzen, Wendy P.J. / van Gerven, Joop / Schenk, Paul W. / Uit Den Boogaard, Anna / Kroon, Ria / Klaassen, Erica / Ballieux, Bart E.P.B. / Cobbaert, Christa M.

Evaluation of the performance of INDEXOR® in the archive unit of a clinical laboratory: a step to Lean laboratory
Coskun, Abdurrahman / Serteser, Mustafa / Altinayak, Resul / Unsal, Ibrahim

Evaluation of an automated chemiluminescent immunoassay for salivary cortisol measurement. Utility in the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome
Repetto, Esteban M. / Gonzalez, Diego / Jacobsen, Dario / Smithuis, Fernando / Jamardo, Juan / Cano, Mariel / Aranda, Claudio / Oneto, Adriana / Berg, Gabriela / Fabre, Bibiana

Analysis of hemolysis, icterus and lipemia in arterial blood gas specimens
Liu, Dan / Li, Yan-Xin / Huang, Yi

Comparison of three routine insulin immunoassays: implications for assessment of insulin sensitivity and response
Loh, Tze Ping / Sutanto, Sucan / Khoo, Chin Meng




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