New available EFLM recorded webinar & New available issue of CCLM: Vol 56, Issue 1


The recording of the EFLM webinar “Harmonization of preanalytical phase in Europe” (Speaker: Ana-Maria Simundic) is now freely available for replay here (no login required). On-line participants may obtain (after passing a short quiz and filling in a feedback) a certificate of attendance (login required) – you can find more information here.

See all our previous recorded webinars at https://elearning.eflm.eu/




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 56, Issue 1 (Jan. 2018)

Click on the following links to view the new contents.

Method comparison – a practical approach based on error identification
Ungerer, Jacobus Petrus Johannes / Pretorius, Carel Jacobus

Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as a risk marker in cardiovascular disease
Sivalingam, Zenthuja / Larsen, Sanne Bøjet / Grove, Erik Lerkevang / Hvas, Anne-Mette / Kristensen, Steen Dalby / Magnusson, Nils Erik

α-Defensin point-of-care test for diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections: neglected role of laboratory and clinical pathologists
Drago, Lorenzo / Toscano, Marco / Tacchini, Lorenza / Banfi, Giuseppe

The diagnostic accuracy of biomarkers for diagnosis of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) in anti-mitochondrial antibody (AMA)-negative PBC patients: a review of literature
de Liso, Federica / Matinato, Caterina / Ronchi, Mariangela / Maiavacca, Rita

New issues on measurement of B-type natriuretic peptides
Clerico, Aldo / Zaninotto, Martina / Passino, Claudio / Plebani, Mario

The SEeMORE strategy: single-tube electrophoresis analysis-based genotyping to detect monogenic diseases rapidly and effectively from conception until birth
Cariati, Federica / Savarese, Maria / D’Argenio, Valeria / Salvatore, Francesco / Tomaiuolo, Rossella

Determination of serum calcium levels by 42Ca isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Han, Bingqing / Ge, Menglei / Zhao, Haijian / Yan, Ying / Zeng, Jie / Zhang, Tianjiao / Zhou, Weiyan / Zhang, Jiangtao / Wang, Jing / Zhang, Chuanbao

The effects of dry ice exposure on plasma pH and coagulation analyses
Trondsetås, Lene / Mikkelsen, Gustav / Lian, Ingrid Alsos

Placental protein-13 (PP13) in combination with PAPP-A and free leptin index (fLI) in first trimester maternal serum screening for severe and early preeclampsia
De Villiers, Carin P. / Hedley, Paula L. / Placing, Sophie / Wøjdemann, Karen R. / Shalmi, Anne-Cathrine / Carlsen, Anting L. / Rode, Line / Sundberg, Karin / Tabor, Ann / Christiansen, Michael

Circulating CD89-IgA complex does not predict deterioration of kidney function in Korean patients with IgA nephropathy
Jhee, Jong Hyun / Kang, Hye-Young / Wu, Meiyan / Nam, Bo Young / Chang, Tae-Ik / Jung, Su-Young / Park, Seohyun / Kim, Hyoungnae / Yun, Hae-Ryong / Kee, Youn Kyung / Yoon, Chang-Yun / Park, Jung Tak / Yoo, Tae-Hyun / Kang, Shin-Wook / Han, Seung Hyeok

Performance analysis of automated evaluation of Crithidia luciliae-based indirect immunofluorescence tests in a routine setting – strengths and weaknesses
Hormann, Wymke / Hahn, Melanie / Gerlach, Stefan / Hochstrate, Nicola / Affeldt, Kai / Giesen, Joyce / Fechner, Kai / Damoiseaux, Jan G.M.C.

Performance of automated digital cell imaging analyzer Sysmex DI-60
Kim, Hyeong Nyeon / Hur, Mina / Kim, Hanah / Kim, Seung Wan / Moon, Hee-Won / Yun, Yeo-Min

Determination of reference intervals for urinary steroid profiling using a newly validated GC-MS/MS method
de Jong, Wilhelmina H.A. / Buitenwerf, Edward / Pranger, Alle T. / Riphagen, Ineke J. / Wolffenbuttel, Bruce H.R. / Kerstens, Michiel N. / Kema, Ido P.

Reference intervals and longitudinal changes in copeptin and MR-proADM concentrations during pregnancy
Joosen, Annemiek M.C.P. / van der Linden, Ivon J.M. / Schrauwen, Lianne / Theeuwes, Alisia / de Groot, Monique J.M. / Ermens, Antonius A.M.

Definition of the upper reference limit of glycated albumin in blood donors from Italy
Bellia, Chiara / Zaninotto, Martina / Cosma, Chiara / Agnello, Luisa / Lo Sasso, Bruna / Bivona, Giulia / Plebani, Mario / Ciaccio, Marcello

Reference values of fecal calgranulin C (S100A12) in school aged children and adolescents
Heida, Anke / Kobold, Anneke C. Muller / Wagenmakers, Lucie / van de Belt, Koos / van Rheenen, Patrick F.

Processing-independent proANP measurement for low concentrations in plasma: reference intervals and effect of body mass index and plasma glucose
Mark, Peter D. / Hunter, Ingrid / Terzic, Dijana / Goetze, Jens P.

Cancer sniffer dogs: how can we translate this peculiarity in laboratory medicine? Results of a pilot study on gastrointestinal cancers
Panebianco, Concetta / Kelman, Edgar / Vene, Kristel / Gioffreda, Domenica / Tavano, Francesca / Vilu, Raivo / Terracciano, Fulvia / Pata, Illar / Adamberg, Kaarel / Andriulli, Angelo / Pazienza, Valerio

NGAL and MMP-9/NGAL as biomarkers of plaque vulnerability and targets of statins in patients with carotid atherosclerosis
Eilenberg, Wolf / Stojkovic, Stefan / Kaider, Alexandra / Kozakowski, Nicolas / Domenig, Christoph M. / Burghuber, Christopher / Nanobachvili, Josif / Huber, Kurt / Klinger, Markus / Neumayer, Christoph / Huk, Ihor / Wojta, Johann / Demyanets, Svitlana

Analytical evaluation of the new Beckman Coulter Access high sensitivity cardiac troponin I immunoassay
Lippi, Giuseppe / Ferrari, Anna / Gandini, Giorgio / Gelati, Matteo / Lo Cascio, Claudia / Salvagno, Gian Luca

Analytical evaluation of the performances of Diazyme and BRAHMS procalcitonin applied to Roche Cobas in comparison with BRAHMS PCT-sensitive Kryptor
Ceriotti, Ferruccio / Marino, Irene / Motta, Andrea / Carobene, Anna

Effects of procalcitonin testing on antibiotic use and clinical outcomes in patients with upper respiratory tract infections. An individual patient data meta-analysis
Odermatt, Jonas / Friedli, Natalie / Kutz, Alexander / Briel, Matthias / Bucher, Heiner C. / Christ-Crain, Mirjam / Burkhardt, Olaf / Welte, Tobias / Mueller, Beat / Schuetz, Philipp


Handling the altered test results of hemolyzed samples. Recommendations of the Quality, Management, Safety and Evidence Committee (CCGSE) of the Spanish Association of Medical Biopathology and Laboratory Medicine (AEBM-ML)
Pineda-Tenor, Daniel / Prada de Medio, Enrique / Belinchón Torres, Pedro María / Gascón Luna, Félix / Morales García, Luis Javier / Lorenzo Lozano, María del Carmen / Pacheco Delgado, María / Cosmen Sánchez, Ana / Prieto Menchero, Santiago / Cuadrado Cenzual, María Ángeles

Reply to: Analytical evaluation of the performances of Diazyme and BRAHMS procalcitonin applied to Roche Cobas in comparison with BRAHMS PCT-sensitive Kryptor
Yuan, Chong

Excessive hypercortisolemia due to ectopic Cushing’s syndrome requiring extending the reportable range for plasma cortisol for management
Furman, Arianne / Jialal, Ishwarlal

Heavy chain disease: our experience
Gulli, Francesca / Napodano, Cecilia / Pocino, Krizia / Cuccaro, Annarosa / Hohaus, Stefan / Basile, Umberto

An abnormal elevation of serum CA72-4 due to taking colchicine
Zhao, Bing / Zhang, Miaomiao / Xie, Jing / Ren, Yingpeng / Liang, Yan / Yang, Zaixing

Rivaroxaban non-responders: do plasma measurements have a place?
Dideriksen, Dorte / Damkier, Per / Nybo, Mads

Next generation sequencing and immuno-histochemistry profiling identify numerous biomarkers for personalized therapy of endometrioid endometrial carcinoma
El Shamieh, Said / Saleh, Fatima / Fawaz, Mirna A. / Siest, Gérard / Farhat, Fadi S. / Visvikis-Siest, Sophie

A multicenter effort to improve comparability of vitamin B6 assays in whole blood
Roelofsen-de Beer, Roseri J.A.C. / van Zelst, Bertrand D. / Kos, Snježana / Maatman, Ronald G.H.J. / de Jonge, Robert / de Rijke, Yolanda B.

PR3-anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in ulcerative colitis
Mahler, Michael / Damoiseaux, Jan / Ballet, Vera / Dillaerts, Doreen / Bentow, Chelsea / Cohen Tervaert, Jan-Willem / Blockmans, Daniel / Boeckxstaens, Guy / Aguilera-Lizarraga, Javier / Csernok, Elena / Vermeire, Severine / Bossuyt, Xavier

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