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Losing sight of the Forest for the trees: Why clinical laboratories need to perform their own interference studies.

Exposure to hepatitis E virus, hepatitis A virus and Borrelia spp. infections in forest rangers from a single forest district in western Poland.

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is an emerging problem in developed countries. At least 2 zoonotic genotypes of the virus (HEV-3 and HEV-4) infect human beings. There are some data suggesting that forest rangers (FRs) can be at a higher risk of contact with HEV.

Results of Laboratory Tests not Accessed in Brazilian Private Laboratories.

Laboratory medicine is an important part of the healthcare system and directly contributes to preventive actions, diagnostics, treatment, and management of diseases. The level and quality of the utilization of laboratory resources have been frequently questioned. A dissemination of conflicting data regarding the quantity of laboratory tests not accessed by the requesting doctors or by the patients themselves is observed, although very often the sources and methodologies used to raise those numbers are not p...

Harmonization of microbiology processes and standards: work in progress.

Clinical microbiology is a highly challenging technical discipline, which makes it difficult to harmonize processes and protocols. In addition, the lack of scientific consensus on some diagnostic algorithms and the need to address the diverse needs of different patient populations contribute to the lack of interlaboratory consistency. Laboratories utilize a number of measures and metrics, but the lack of standardized approaches and data collection means that they cannot effectively evaluate their performanc...

Moisture content estimation of forest litter based on remote sensing data.

As a fine fuel, forest litter plays an important role in fire danger rating systems, so forest litter moisture data are necessary and meaningful for fire risk management and prevention. An optical remote sensing technique can provide continuous and regional data for litter moisture estimates, but such an approach is restricted in separating the background reflectance of the forest floor from pixel reflectance because the litter moisture information is included only in background reflectance while pixel refl...

National surveys on internal quality control for blood gas analysis and related electrolytes in clinical laboratories of China.

Internal quality control (IQC) is essential for precision evaluation and continuous quality improvement. This study aims to investigate the IQC status of blood gas analysis (BGA) in clinical laboratories of China from 2014 to 2017.

National surveys on 15 quality indicators for the total testing process in clinical laboratories of China from 2015 to 2017.

Background As effective quality management tools, quality indicators (QIs) are widely used in laboratory medicine. This study aimed to analyze the results of QIs, identify errors and provide quality specifications (QSs) based on the state-of-the-art. Methods Clinical laboratories all over China participated in the QIs survey organized by the National Health Commission of People' Republic of China from 2015 to 2017. Most of these QIs were selected from a common model of QIs (MQI) established by the Internati...

NIST interlaboratory studies involving DNA mixtures (MIX05 and MIX13): Variation observed and lessons learned.

Interlaboratory studies are a type of collaborative exercise in which many laboratories are presented with the same set of data to interpret, and the results they produce are examined to get a "big picture" view of the effectiveness and accuracy of analytical protocols used across participating laboratories. In 2005 and again in 2013, the Applied Genetics Group of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted interlaboratory studies involving DNA mixture interpretation. In the 2005 NIS...

Regional-scale management maps for forested areas of the Southeastern United States and the US Pacific Northwest.

Forests in the United States are managed by multiple public and private entities making harmonization of available data and subsequent mapping of management challenging. We mapped four important types of forest management, production, ecological, passive, and preservation, at 250-meter spatial resolution in the Southeastern (SEUS) and Pacific Northwest (PNW) USA. Both ecologically and socio-economically dynamic regions, the SEUS and PNW forests represent, respectively, 22.0% and 10.4% of forests in the cote...

Optimization of laboratory procedures for intrauterine insemination: survey of methods in relation to clinical outcome.

There is a wide practice variation of used methods and outcomes in IUI in fertility laboratories. Standardization of the IUI procedure is important for reducing inconsistency among laboratories in counseling infertile couples and in pregnancy results. The aim of the study was to evaluate the currently used laboratory procedures of IUI in Dutch fertility laboratories and their effect on IUI pregnancy results. Additionally, the methods for semen analysis (SA) were evaluated, as SA is related to IUI in terms o...

Fifteen-year record of soil temperature at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine.

This paper describes a record of air and soil temperature collected from 2001 to 2016 in temperate forests at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM). BBWM is a long-term research site established to study the response of forest ecosystem function to various environmental disturbances, including chronic acidic deposition. Replicate HOBO data loggers were deployed in BBWM's two forest types (coniferous and deciduous), to record temperatures at four positions: (1) air temperature, 100 cm above the forest flo...

A multicenter study for the evaluation of the reference interval for TSH in Italy (ELAS TSH Italian Study).

Background The aims of this study were: (1) to calculate reliable thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) reference intervals using laboratory databases; (2) to evaluate the relationship between TSH, sex and age values in different large Italian populations. Methods The TSH values stored in the laboratory information system of clinical laboratories of four Italian city hospitals, including 146,801 TSH measurements (with the respective age and sex data of individuals) were taken in consideration. Assuming a log-no...

A pilot plasma-ctDNA ring trial for the Cobas® EGFR Mutation Test in clinical diagnostic laboratories.

External quality assessment schemes for glucose measurements in Germany: factors for successful participation, analytical performance and medical impact.

Determination of blood glucose concentration is one of the most important measurements in clinical chemistry worldwide. Analyzers in central laboratories (CL) and point-of-care tests (POCT) are both frequently used. In Germany, regular participation in external quality assessment (EQA) schemes is mandatory for laboratories performing glucose testing.

Commutability and traceability in EQA programs.

The concept of commutability of samples has focused laboratories on the importance of traceability. However, the critical role of External Quality Assurance (EQA) in achieving the primary role of traceability (i.e. facilitating comparable patient results in different laboratories) has largely been lost. The aim of this paper is to review the role of EQA in achieving traceable results.

Proficiency testing for the detection of Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus demonstrates global capacity to detect MERS-CoV.

The first reported case of Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection was identified in Saudi Arabia in September 2012, since which time there have been over 2,000 laboratory-confirmed cases, including 750 deaths in 27 countries. Nucleic acid testing (NAT) is the preferred method for the detection of MERS-CoV. A single round of a Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) was used to assess the capability of laboratories globally to accurately detect the presence of MERS-CoV using NAT. A panel...

Evaluation of the national laboratory-based surveillance system for respiratory syncytial virus in Sweden, 2015-2016.

Most laboratories use RSV PCR but near-patient tests (NPT) performed at paediatric clinics are believed to be increasingly used. Anonymised data on RSV infections has been collected since 1990 in Sweden. No evaluation of Swedish RSV surveillance or use of laboratory testing had previously been performed.

Laboratory Safety in Parasitology Laboratory.

Working in a laboratory is very difficult and needs special attention. Laboratory workers can be exposed to numerous potential hazards including chemical, biological, physical, and radioactive. That is why it is really important to follow the working principles in laboratories for the sake of the lab analyzers and others who work with them in the lab. Laboratory safety includes the use of certain laboratory rules, methods, infrastructures, and devices during work to protect the working person and the workin...

Vanishing refuge? Testing the forest refuge hypothesis in coastal East Africa using genome-wide sequence data for seven amphibians.

High-throughput sequencing data have greatly improved our ability to understand the processes that contribute to current biodiversity patterns. The "vanishing refuge" diversification model is speculated for the coastal forests of eastern Africa, whereby some taxa have persisted and diversified between forest refugia, while others have switched to becoming generalists also present in non-forest habitats. Complex arrangements of geographical barriers (hydrology and topography) and ecological gradients between...

Assessing data quality and the variability of source data verification auditing methods in clinical research settings.

Data audits within clinical settings are extensively used as a major strategy to identify errors, monitor study operations and ensure high-quality data. However, clinical trial guidelines are non-specific in regards to recommended frequency, timing and nature of data audits. The absence of a well-defined data quality definition and method to measure error undermines the reliability of data quality assessment. This review aimed to assess the variability of source data verification (SDV) auditing methods to m...

Implications of and lessons learned from external assurance of eight influenza diagnostics in China.

This study evaluated the ability of laboratories in the Chinese mainland to conduct molecular detection of seasonal A(H1N1), A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H3N2), A(H5N1), A(H7N9), A(H9N2), B(Victoria), and B(Yamagata). Based on a genetically engineered system of virus-like particles (VLPs), the National Center for Clinical Laboratories of China (NCCLs) developed an external quality assessment (EQA) panel. The panel was distributed to 35 laboratories in mainland China to investigate the proficiency of the 16 assays for in...

Traceability of immunosuppressant's mass concentration results obtained using different commercial calibrators.

Due to the high inter-variability in immunosuppressants pharmacokinetics, therapeutic drug monitoring of these drugs is essential in order to minimize the risk of rejection after organ transplantation. Thus, results facilitated to clinicians by clinical laboratories for these drugs should be as reliable as possible. The knowledge of metrological traceability and performing compatibility studies can allow ensuring reliability of these results, mainly, when laboratories introduce substantial changes in their ...

Integrating Multimodal Radiation Therapy Data into i2b2.

 Clinical data warehouses are now widely used to foster clinical and translational research and the Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) platform has become a de facto standard for storing clinical data in many projects. However, to design predictive models and assist in personalized treatment planning in cancer or radiation oncology, all available patient data need to be integrated into i2b2, including radiation therapy data that are currently not addressed in many existing i2b2 sit...

ForC: A global database of forest carbon stocks and fluxes.

Forests play an influential role in the global carbon (C) cycle, storing roughly half of terrestrial C and annually exchanging with the atmosphere more than ten times the carbon dioxide (CO) emitted by anthropogenic activities. Yet, scaling up from field-based measurements of forest C stocks and fluxes to understand global scale C cycling and its climate sensitivity remains an important challenge. Tens of thousands of forest C measurements have been made, but these data have yet to be integrated into a sing...

NDVI-derived forest area change and its driving factors in China.

China harbors diversified forest types, from tropical rainforest to boreal coniferous forest, and has implemented large-scale reforestation/afforestation programs over the past several decades. However, little information is available on changes in China's forest area and the causes. In this study, we used the classified forest distribution thematic map derived from Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) datasets and a revised IPAT model to examine China's forest area change and the possible driving ...

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