A new issue of CCLM is available online! Vol 55, Issue 12 – 3 DAYS FREE ACCESS!

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 2016 Impact Factor is 3.432.


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 12 (Dec. 2017)

Click on the following links to view the new contents.
All articles of this issue are freely available online for 3 days from publication!

Tumor microenvironment and systemic disease: a dual target in medical oncology (also in the case of biomarkers)
Melichar, Bohuslav

Sample types applied for molecular diagnosis of therapeutic management of advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the precision medicine
Han, Yanxi / Li, Jinming

The impact of pneumatic tube system on routine laboratory parameters: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Kapoula, Georgia V. / Kontou, Panagiota I. / Bagos, Pantelis G.

How to reduce scientific irreproducibility: the 5-year reflection
Fiala, Clare / Diamandis, Eleftherios P.

Strategies to define performance specifications in laboratory medicine: 3 years on from the Milan Strategic Conference
Panteghini, Mauro / Ceriotti, Ferruccio / Jones, Graham / Oosterhuis, Wytze / Plebani, Mario / Sandberg, Sverre

Intensive educational efforts combined with external quality assessment improve the preanalytical phase in general practitioner offices and nursing homes
Sølvik, Una Ørvim / Bjelkarøy, Wenche Iren / Berg, Kari van den / Saga, Anne Lise / Hager, Helle Borgstrøm / Sandberg, Sverre

Separate patient serum sodium medians from males and females provide independent information on analytical bias
Hansen, Steen Ingemann / Petersen, Per Hyltoft / Lund, Flemming / Fraser, Callum G. / Sölétormos, György

Are admission procalcitonin levels universal mortality predictors across different medical emergency patient populations? Results from the multi-national, prospective, observational TRIAGE study
Sager, Ramon / Wirz, Yannick / Amin, Devendra / Amin, Adina / Hausfater, Pierre / Huber, Andreas / Haubitz, Sebastian / Kutz, Alexander / Mueller, Beat / Schuetz, Philipp

Biochemical testing in a laboratory tent and semi-intensive care of Ebola patients on-site in a remote part of Guinea: a paradigm shift based on a bleach-sensitive point-of-care device
Irenge, Leonid M. / Dindart, Jean-Michel / Gala, Jean-Luc

Efficient reporting of the estimated glomerular filtration rate without height in pediatric patients with cancer
Jeong, Tae-Dong / Cho, Eun-Jung / Lee, Woochang / Chun, Sail / Hong, Ki-Sook / Min, Won-Ki

Evaluation of thyroid test utilization through analysis of population-level data
Gill, Jasmine / Barakauskas, Vilte E. / Thomas, Dylan / Rodriguez-Capote, Karina / Higgins, Trefor / Zhang, Don / VanSpronsen, Amanda / Babenko, Oksana / Martindale, Roberta / Estey, Mathew P.

Relation of serum γ-glutamyl transferase activity with copper in an adult population
Peng, You-Fan / Wang, Chun-Fang / Pan, Guo-Gang
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Impact of a single oral dose of 100,000 IU vitamin D3 on profiles of serum 25(OH)D3 and its metabolites 24,25(OH)2D3, 3-epi-25(OH)D3, and 1,25(OH)2D3 in adults with vitamin D insufficiency
Saleh, Lanja / Tang, Jonathan / Gawinecka, Joanna / Boesch, Lukas / Fraser, William D. / von Eckardstein, Arnold / Nowak, Albina

Automated antinuclear immunofluorescence antibody analysis is a reliable approach in routine clinical laboratories
Zheng, Bing / Li, Enling / Zhu, Haoming / Lu, Jingbo / Shi, Xinming / Zhang, Jie / Li, Min

Infrared analyzers for breast milk analysis: fat levels can influence the accuracy of protein measurements
Kwan, Celia / Fusch, Gerhard / Bahonjic, Aldin / Rochow, Niels / Fusch, Christoph

A new approach to define acceptance limits for hematology in external quality assessment schemes
Soumali, Mohamed Rida / Van Blerk, Marjan / Akharif, Abdelhadi / Albarède, Stéphanie / Kesseler, Dagmar / Gutierrez, Gabriela / de la Salle, Barbara / Plum, Inger / Guyard, Anne / Favia, Ana Paula / Coucke, Wim

The effects of transport by car on coagulation tests
Ergin, Merve / Erdogan, Serpil / Akturk, Onur / Erel, Ozcan

Combined measurement of factor XIII and D-dimer is helpful for differential diagnosis in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism
Tang, Ning / Sun, Ziyong / Li, Dengju / Yang, Jun / Yin, Shiyu / Guan, Qing

Influence of age, gender and body mass index on late-night salivary cortisol in healthy adults
Coelli, Sabrina / Farias, Camila Bergonsi / Soares, Ariana Aguiar / Crescente, Gabriele Martins / Hirakata, Vânia Naomi / Souza, Luiza Barboza / Czepielewski, Mauro Antônio / Camargo, Joíza Lins / Silveiro, Sandra Pinho

Assessment of real-time PCR method for detection of EGFR mutation using both supernatant and cell pellet of malignant pleural effusion samples from non-small-cell lung cancer patients
Shin, Saeam / Kim, Juwon / Kim, Yoonjung / Cho, Sun-Mi / Lee, Kyung-A

Detection of EGFR mutations in patients with non-small cell lung cancer by high resolution melting. Comparison with other methods
Martínez-Carretero, Carlos / Pascual, Fernando Iguaz / Rus, Antonio / Bernardo, Ivan

Predicting outcomes of EGFR-targeted therapy in non-small cell lung cancer patients using pleural effusions samples and peptide nucleic acid probe assay
Wang, Mei-Chia / Wang, Chih-Liang / Chen, Tai-Long / Chang, John Wen-Cheng / Lu, Jang-Jih / Chang, Pi-Yueh / Chiou, Chiuan-Chian

Analytical and clinical performance of thyroglobulin autoantibody assays in thyroid cancer follow-up
Katrangi, Waddah / Grebe, Stephan K.G. / Algeciras-Schimnich, Alicia

Thyroglobulin autoantibodies before radioiodine ablation predict differentiated thyroid cancer outcome
Trimboli, Pierpaolo / Zilioli, Valentina / Imperiali, Mauro / Giovanella, Luca

Real life dabigatran and metabolite concentrations, focused on inter-patient variability and assay differences in patients with atrial fibrillation
Boonen, Kristel / Schmitz, Ellen / Rozestraten, Fleur / van den Heuvel, Dennis / Brunsveld, Luc / van der Voort, Pepijn / van de Kerkhof, Daan

HIV avidity index performance using a modified fourth-generation immunoassay to detect recent HIV infections
Suligoi, Barbara / Regine, Vincenza / Raimondo, Mariangela / Rodella, Anna / Terlenghi, Luigina / Caruso, Arnaldo / Bagnarelli, Patrizia / Capobianchi, Maria Rosaria / Zanchetta, Nadia / Ghisetti, Valeria / Galli, Claudio

Effect of age on serum prostate-specific antigen in women
Diamandis, Eleftherios P. / Eklund, Emma / Muytjens, Carla / Fiala, Clare / Wheeler, Sarah / Nikolenko, Galina / Mathew, Anu / Stengelin, Martin / Glezer, Eli / Brown, Marshall D. / Zheng, Yingye / Hirschberg, Angelica Lindén

Falsely elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone value due to anti-ruthenium antibodies in a patient with primary hypothyroidism: a case report
Suarez Rivero, Rocío / Ponce Lorenzo, Francisco / Díaz Torres, Joaquina / Ruiz Palomar, José Manuel / Orozco-Beltran, Domingo

High titers of anti-infliximab antibody do not interfere with Abbott immunoassays
Jo, Il / Szalay, Balázs / Végh, Zsuzsanna / Kürti, Zsuzsanna / Olajos, Ferenc / Vásárhelyi, Barna

Extraordinarily elevated serum CA19-9 in a patient with posterior mediastinum cyst: a case report
Chen, Junying / Liu, Qianwen / Ling, Yihong / Yang, Hong / Wen, Jing / Luo, Kongjia / Hu, Yihuai / Tan, Zihui / Fu, Jianhua

Low levels of 25-OH vitamin D in women with endometriosis and associated pelvic pain
Anastasi, Emanuela / Fuggetta, Eliana / De Vito, Corrado / Migliara, Giuseppe / Viggiani, Valentina / Manganaro, Lucia / Granato, Teresa / Benedetti Panici, Pierluigi / Angeloni, Antonio / Porpora, Maria Grazia

Evaluation of serum cortisol biological variation in the evening withdrawal
Dittadi, Ruggero / Fiorin Damiani, Alessandro / Olcese, Chiara

Distinction between urine crystals by automated urine analyzer SediMAX conTRUST is specific but lacks sensitivity
Castiglione, Vincent / Cavalier, Etienne / Diop, Coumba / Gadisseur, Romy

Impact of heat-inactivation on anti-Toxoplasma IgM antibody levels
Brenier-Pinchart, Marie-Pierre / Fricker-Hidalgo, Hélène / Dard, Céline / Pelloux, Hervé

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