This special Issue related to newborn screening for Sickle Cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies tried to cover the most widely faced challenges in the field of newborn screening for SCD.
Immunotherapies for Multiple Myeloma, like the monoclonal antibody daratumumab, can create false positive IgG Kappa bands on Immunofixation gels. This paper describes best practice guidelines for using the Hydrashift assay to remove daratumumab interference from Immunofixation gels.
Hemoglobin C, D Punjab, E or S trait can interfere with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) results depending on the method of analysis used. Therefore, it is important to know the limitations of the method used for HbA1c determination.
This article reminds the reader of the importance of detecting the Hb variants when measuring HbA1c for the labs and clinicians to better interpret the results and to ensure optimal management of the diabetic patient.
The EurA1c trial, organized yearly, investigates the performance of HbA1c assays across countries and manufacturers.
In this report, we evaluated the use of the capillary electrophoresis (CE) migration position in the CAPILLARYS 2 CE instrument.
This article assesses the performances of the different manufacturers and technologies (HPLC and CE) for Hb A2 measurement using both International Reference Reagent for HbA2 (WHO IRR 89/666) and analysis of three whole blood specimens over a range of HbA2, distributed to 56 laboratories located in 14 different countries.
Correlation of von Willebrand factor with the severity of COVID-9 progression.