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LifeLabs' Medical-Scientific team actively participates in industry events and opportunities to educate on medical laboratory science. The following is a list of published works and presentations by members of the LifeLabs team.

​Chemistry

Oral Presentation

Conducting a Proficiency Outlier Investigation.
P. Catomeris
2013 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Expo. Houston, Texas. July 2013

Qualification, Verification, Validation and Uncertinty of Measurement in the Clinical Laboratory.
E.J. Dunn, S. Boss, G. Moses and L. Allen
Canadian Society of Clinical Chemistyr (CSCC) Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Canada. June 2010

Calcium metabolism: Clinical and Analytical Matters
S. Boss
LifeLabs Analytical Workshop, Toronto, Ontario. April 2010

The Hemoglobinopathies: Whose Test is it Anyways?
A. MacFarlane and P. Catomeris
LifeLabs Analytical Workshop, Toronto, Ontario. April 2010

Case studies:  unexpected results.
S. Boss
LifeLabs Analytical Workshop, Toronto, Ontario. October 2008

Uncertainty of Measurement.
S. Boss
LifeLabs Analytical Workshop, Toronto, Ontario. October 2008

Quality Control 101
P. Catomeris
LifeLabs Analytical Workshop, Toronto, Ontario. October 2008

Chemistry: Quality in Quantities.
S. Boss
Joint OSCC/QMPLS Scientific Symposium, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, November 2005         

Publication

Complex Biological Pattern of Fertility Hormones in Children and Adolescents: A Study of Healthy Children from the CALIPER Cohort and Establishment of Pediatric Reference Intervals.
D. Konforte,  J.L. Shea, J.L.V. Shaw, L Kyriakopoulou,  D. Colantonio, A.H. Cohen, Man Khun Chan,  D. Armbruster, and K. Adeli, Clinical Chemistry 2013; 59:8 1215–1227.

Is Early Detection of Cancer with Circulating Biomarkers Feasible?
Danijela Konforte and Eleftherios Diamandis, Clinical Chemistry, 2013; 59, 35-57 and AACC perspectives podcast (http://aacc.org/publications/clin_chem/podcast).

Ninety-Minute vs 3-h Performance of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Assays for Predicting Hospitalization for Acute Coronary Syndrome.
Kavsak PA, Worster A, You JJ, Oremus M, Shortt C, Phan K, Sohn KY, Veljkovic K, Devereaux PJ, Hill S, Bhanich-Supapol W, Jaffe AS, Clinical Chemistry 2013; 59: 1407-1410.

Laboratory quality regulations and accreditation standards in Canada.
H. Li and K.Adeli, Clinical Biochemistry, 2009 Mar; 42(4-5):249–255.

Lectures

MNU Lipoproteins Seminar.
H. Li
First Year Medical School course, University of Toronto, February 2010.

MNU Lipoproteins Seminar.
H. Li
First Year Medical School course, University of Toronto, February 2009.

OAML Contribution

“Guideline for Lipid Testing in Adults (CLP017).”
Dr. Boss, Dr. Tkachuk (Quality Assurance Committee members), November 2013

“Guidelines for Ordering Urine Testing for Drugs-of-Abuse: Targeted and Screening Tests (CLP013)”
Dr. Boss, Dr. Tkachuk (Quality Assurance Committee Members), March 2013

“Guidelines for Ordering Diagnostic Testing for Viral Hepatitis.”
P. Catomeris (Quality Assurance Committee Member)


 

Microbiology

Oral Presentation

Dr. Abdel Belhaj, “A Case of Fever and Hemolytic Anemia”- Webinar presentation, 2013

Copmparison between BD Viper XTR System and GenProbe Tigris DTS System for the Detection of CT/GC in Urine Specimens and Genital Swabs
H.Almohri, S.Boss, S. Smith, D. Sealy, M. Kelly, G. Ritchie, J. Bittante, M. Wong
AMMI , Montreal 2011, April 9, 2011

Evaluation of WASP Automated Microbiology Specimens Processor for the Processing of Urine Specimens in a High Volume Laboratory
N. Sharma, H. Almohri, S. Smith, C. Bechard, P. Romano
AMMI, Montreal 2011, April 9, 2011

Evaluation of two chromogenic media for the detection of Group B Streptococcus from vaginal-rectal swabs.
DL Yamamura, N. Sharma, S. Smith, D. James, K. Purewal, D. Ladhani, C. Bechard, H. Almohri
26th International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection, Toronto, Canada, June 2009.

Prevalence of Invasive Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility or tolerance to vancomycin in 2006 and 2007 from four hospital systems in Ontario: Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, William Osler and Niagara Health System.
D. Yamamura, L. Wilcox, C. Rutherford, P. Lyn, D. Richardson, C. Main, S. Dunnett, N. Morgan, L. Van Zuilen, G. Ricci, CH Lee.
Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CACMID)/ Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada Annual Conference, 2008.

Poster Presentation

Presented at the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (April 2013)

  1. Comparison of AlereTM PBP2a Test and Oxoid PBP2 Latex Agglutination Test for the Detection of Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococcus spp – Dr. Huda Almohri
  2. Comparison of Chicago Sky Blue Stain with Routine Potassium Hydroxide for the Rapid Detection of Fungal Elements in Superficial Specimens – Dr. Huda Almohri
  3. Comparison of CT/GC Detection with the BDProbeTecTM Qx Amplified CT and GC DNA Assay on the BD Viper XTR Using Residual SurePath Specimens Before and After the Density Sedimentation Process – Drs Huda Almohri and Virginia Walley
  4. Comparison of Different MIC Methodology for S.pneumonia, and the Viridans group of Streptococci using TREK Sensititre System ®, Microscan panel, E-test and M.I.C. Evaluator Strips – Dr. Huda Almohri

Evaluation of Colorex chromogenic media and Bile-esculin azide agar with 6 μg vancomycin for the detection of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium.
H. Almohri, S. Smith, L  Van Zuilen, F. Colosimo, DLR. Yamamura
26th International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection ICC, Toronto, Canada, June 2009.

Comparison of 3 chromogenic agar: BBL CHROMagar Orientation (BC), CPS ID 3 Agar (BioMerieux) and CUTI (OXOID) to Andrades CLED (PML) for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections.
DLR Yamamura, T. Stacey-Works, D. James, L. Van Zuilen, LL Croteau, L. Cooper, F. Colosimo.
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2007.

A Pilot Evaluation of Oxoid Rapid Methyl-α-D-Galactopyranosidase to Differentiate Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium from E. gallinarum.
N. Kreiswirth, D. Yamamura, P. Ralta, O. Imas, M. Lum, C. Larocque, S. Poutanen, F. Jamieson, A. McGeer, D. Low, B. M. Willey.
AMMI/CACMID Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2006.


 

Pathology

Oral Presentation

Dr. Virginia Walley et al., “The Interpretation of Digital Images has a Long Learning Curve: Lessons From an Automated Gynecologic Cytology Validation Study”. International Academy Cytology Meeting, May, 2013

Publications

Dr. Virginia Walley et al.,  “A validation study of the FocalPoint GS imaging system for gynecologic cytology screening”. Cancer Cytopathol 121;189-196A, 2013

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