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The NACBLOG is sponsored by the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) to engage clinical laboratory professionals in discussion of contemporary laboratory issues and practice and, where possible, to present solutions and best practices. Topics for blog entries are identified by the NACBLOG Editorial Board and content is authored by NACB Fellows or other content experts. Editorial Board members are: Patti Jones, Mary Lou Gantzer, Bill Winter, and Alison Woodworth.
Since its launch in January 2011, the NACBLOG has received 52,951 hits. The most popular blog post so far was Jim Faix’s Jurassic Lab with 3,816 hits and 38 comments.
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The following is a list of blog posts and authors that have appeared since the blog's debut in January:
Is it Time to Apply Biological Variation in Thyroid Screening?
Martin Kroll, MD, FACB
Will a 15% Total Error Tolerance Be Safe and Effective for Hospital Use Glucose Meters?
By Brad Karon, MD, PhD
Where Did the A1c Go?
By William Winter, MD
Clinical Mass Spectrometry: A Technology That Every Clinical Laboratory Could Utilize
By Michael Bennett, PhD
Crisis Values: A Changing Landscape
By Fritz F. Parl, MD, PhD
Why Can’t We Get Our Test Results Harmonized?
By W. Greg Miller, PhD, and Gary L. Myers, PhD
What is Live Blood Analysis?
By William Winter, MD, DABCC, FACB
Procalcitonin: The Answer to the Sepsis Dilemma?
By Alison Woodworth, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Does POCT Creatinine Meet Performance Expectations?
By James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Neonatal Bilirubin: Nomograms, Fractions, and Transcutaneous Measurements
By Stanley F. Lo, PhD, DABCC, FACB
K2: Second Highest Mountain in the World or Another Type of High?
By Donald L. Frederick, PhD, DABFT, FACB
Jurassic Lab: We Need a Place for Tests Whose Time Has Come (and Gone)
By Jim Faix, MD
Is Code 128 an Acceptable Bar Code Standard for Patient Identification in Today’s Health Care System?
By Corinne Fantz, PhD, DABCC, FACB
What Is Pseudohyponatremia?
By Roger Bertholf, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Is Use of Inpatient Glycemic Control Protocols Working At Your Institution?
By Stephen Kahn, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Is A1c Inferior to Plasma Glucose for Detecting Diabetes Risk?
By William E. Winter, MD, FACB
Estimating GFR: What’s Wrong With Using Serum Creatinine Alone?
By Callum Fraser, PhD
Explosive Growth of Send Out Testing: Can We Curb the Monster?
By Patti Jones, PhD, FACB, and Jason Park, MD
High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays: Benefits and Challenges
By Allan S. Jaffe, MD, FACB
Has the Time Come to Bid Adieu to Tests of Fetal Lung Maturity?
By David G. Grenache, PhD, FACB